More women accuse LaSalle County Sheriff's Department of improper strip searches

By WEEK Producer

More women accuse LaSalle County Sheriff's Department of improper strip searches

October 8, 2013 Updated Oct 8, 2013 at 5:05 PM CDT

OTTAWA, Ill. -- A judge has ordered any video that may show improper strip searches in LaSalle County not be destroyed.

Lawyers for Dana Holmes filed the motion that was granted Tuesday.

The Grundy County woman is suing after an alleged improper strip search left her naked in a jail cell after she was arrested for Driving Under the Influence.

Holmes' attorney said since filing the case, more women have come forward with similar allegations in LaSalle County.

He said he filed the motion to make sure video evidence of these other cases is not destroyed.

Illinois law requires strip searches to be conducted by an officer who is the same sex as the subject and cannot be observed by people not conducting the search.

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