Transgender Woman Sues Colorado Sheriff's Office for Rights Violations
Last month, a transgender woman filed a lawsuit against the El Paso County Sheriff's Office in Colorado for conducting a "humiliating" cross-gender visual body cavity search on her. The suit, filed in the United States District Court for Colorado, claims the sheriff and the jail staff mistreat transgender inmates.The plaintiff, Juniper McGinn, alleges she was arrested and jailed for participating in a Black Lives Matter protest following George Floyd's death on June 2, 2020. As she was being arrested, McGinn requested a woman conduct the body cavity search, but deputies told her that a woman could only examine the top half of her body while a male was responsible for the rest, the lawsuit claims.During McGinn's visual body cavity search and shower, she says five deputies watched the process and laughed at her. "There was no basis to have five deputies watching Ms.