Baltimore Man Files $210 Million Lawsuit over Public Strip Search

February 5, 2009

A Baltimore man is alleging in a lawsuit that rogue police officers violated his civil rights in a public strip search.

Thirty-five-year-old Navy veteran Daryl Martin is suing the city Police Department, former commissioner Leonard Hamm and several officers for $210 million. The case was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court.

The suit alleges Martin was held at gunpoint and stripped in front of about 30 onlookers after a traffic stop in April 2006. It’s the second federal lawsuit filed in less than a year alleging abuses by members of a police “Special Enforcement Team” that has since been dismantled. Allegations of misconduct by the team led prosecutors to dismiss more than 100 criminal cases.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi declined comment on the lawsuits.

Information from: The (Baltimore) Sun

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