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Bustillos v. El Paso County Hospital District

Allegation: Border Protection agents detain U.S. citizen returning from Mexico. After a frisk, drug doggie sniff, and visual inspection of her private parts yields no evidence of drugs, she is taken handcuffed to El Paso, Tex. hospital where X-rays also reveal no drugs. Without her consent, two doctors and two nurses probe her cavities: no drugs found. Fifth Circuit: She can’t sue the doctors or nurses.


Tags: 2018, Due Process, Fifth Circuit, Fourth Amendment, Qualified Immunity, Searches and Seizures

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