An Ohio county is in search of to settle a federal lawsuit over pictures taken of intimate tattoos of as much as 682 feminine jail detainees for $2.5 million
COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio county is in search of to settle a federal lawsuit over pictures taken of intimate tattoos of as much as 682 feminine detainees for $2.5 million.
Franklin County commissioners on Tuesday agreed to the settlement, which have to be authorised by a federal decide.
The category-action lawsuit was filed in 2013 on behalf of girls who have been arrested for minor offenses between Might 23, 2011 and April 30, 2014. Photographs have been taken of their tattoos on or close to their intimate physique components after they have been booked into the county jail.
The jail stopped the observe in April 2014.
Every lady is estimated to obtain $2,735 underneath the plan. A 3rd of the settlement would cowl lawyer charges, prices and bills.
In line with paperwork, the settlement doesn’t embrace males, detainees charged with felonies or those that had tattoos photographed that weren’t in an intimate space.
Below phrases of the settlement, the county would admit no wrongdoing. The sheriff’s workplace could be required to destroy the pictures and stop taking intimate tattoo footage of misdemeanor detainees.