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Federal Jurors Find Police Violated Woman's Rights in Body Search


February 1993

A federal jury found that a search of a woman's body cavities for drugs by Pampa, Texas police violated her civil rights, but absolved the city of liability and awarded the woman no money (From news services, "Police Violated Woman's Rights in Search, Jurors Say," The Dallas Morning News, 1/23/93, 42A).

Oralia Hernandez Reyes, 23, sought $200,000 in damages from the May 1991 search during a drug raid of a home where she was a guest. No drugs were found during the body search, and Reyes was not charged.