They are the faces behind the settlement of what could be the most expensive civil rights lawsuit against New York City. One person was arrested for selling sneakers on the street. Another was pulled over for driving with a broken taillight. And another found herself in custody for arguing with a police officer. And all of them, perhaps as many as 60, people, were arrested for minor offenses and illegally subjected to strip-searches by jail guards in Manhattan and Queens over 10 months in and
A woman has described being strip-searched by police when she was 12 years old. Ms Wood was taken into police custody in south Wales eight years ago with her mother, who was suspected of possessing drugs. More than 4, of those searches, supposed to detect drugs or concealed weapons, were carried out by the Metropolitan Police in London. Ms Wood said she had gone with her mother to look after their horses when police pulled the pair over, initially claiming there was a problem with a tyre on Ms Archer's car. If the search was not being done for a good reason, he said it should not be done at all.
Watch: Paul Ponting left covered in bruises after being "suited" by police but then acquitted of all charges. This is the moment a man was left naked and bruised on the floor of a cell after arguing with police at his home. Paul Ponting, who claims he had already been pepper sprayed in the face, can be seen in the footage being stripped by police and then refusing to put on a uniform they tossed him as they left his cell.
Dave Vaughan, who was due to perform for sick children as PC Konk, also had his plastic handcuffs confiscated. Mr Vaughan, 60, was with a crowd of disadvantaged youngsters about to board a charity flight around Britain when he set off a metal detector. He was then stripped to his underwear and vest and had his plastic plastic scissors, toy camera, wacky glasses and bubble saxophone examined. Security chiefs at Birmingham International Airport let him go after 10 minutes when they discovered a metal clip which holds up his huge baggy trousers had set off the alarm. The children's entertainer of 25 years then rejoined the group and sang funny songs and jokes during the hour long flight over England and Wales.