Only unreasonable people see a strip search upon being booked into jail as an unreasonable search.
Reasonable searches have always happened. It's the policy of blanket strip searching anyone that is outrageous.
Anyone being booked into jail. Perfectly reasonable. Hell I thought that was already the practice
It was, this case is about some clown who didn't pay his traffic tickets on time and they went to warrant. He then paid them, but didn't keep a copy of his paid tickets and warrant dismissal. In some jurisdictions there is a delay in the municipal court computer system notifying the police computer system that the warrant has been dismissed. In the lag time this clown manages to get himself stopped by city police twice. He got arrested and strip searched both times for the warrant that had already been dismissed. Had the idiot kept the paperwork showing his warrant had been dismissed he would have never been arrested once much less twice
I'm sure money was the primary motivation in this suit. There is plenty of case law holding cities/police departments aren't liable for accidentally arresting someone due to a delay in computer systems communicating between one another.
Actually, he was suing not because he claimed he shouldn't have been arrested, but based on the claim that the strip search was unreasonable.
And his claim was quite properly denied.
The point of why he was arrested, and whether or not he deserved to be jailed, is a completely different discussion.