University of Pittsburgh

John Burkoff Discusses Settlement of Strip-Search Case

Professor John Burkoff talked with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review about the recent settlement of charges against Allegheny County that it improperly strip searched individuals who were jailed for minor offenses.
University of Pittsburgh law professor John Burkoff said the county and plaintiffs faced "real risks of losing" at trial. Individual settlements are capped at $3,000, about average for this kind of case, Burkoff said.
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