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Suit Commences after Colorado Case Worker Strip Searches Teen

Suit Commences after Colorado Case Worker Strip Searches Teen

http://gazette.com/caseworker-strip-search-alleged-in-colo.-lawsuit/article/1510539

The family of a teenage girl who was forcibly strip searched by a Colorado caseworker investigating allegations of abuse has filed suit. The family claims the worker strip searched the teen without her permission, and when the teenager refused the case workers persistent attempts, the caseworker called police. Authorities aided the caseworker in stripping the teen. The caseworker then took naked pictures of the teenager's buttock. The family has asked the Colorado Attorney General whether the law permits caseworkers to strip search minor who are not consenting without parental approval.

This civil case could likely depend on the Colorado Attorney General's interpretation of the law with regard to strip searches. If the Attorney General finds that the caseworker was acting within her duties as permitted by law, the suit will likely be unsuccessful. Of course, a decision the other way could demonstrate a cause of action for the family.

The law imposes on authorities certain limited powers of investigation. Here, the caseworker appears to have taken those power right up to the limits, and it will now be up to the Attorney General to decide if the caseworker violated those principles. It is unknown at this time whether charges resulted from the caseworker's investigation.

If you or a loved one believes your rights have been violated and you wish to have a legal opinion as to whether you possess a civil claim, call the law firm of Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC. Our firm has been handling plaintiff's litigation for decades. Our firm has recovered millions on behalf of our clients, and we can assist you and your family with your potential claim. Call us today for a no obligation consultation regarding your personal injury claim.

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