3rd Circ. Sends Cop's Shower Privacy Suit To Jury Trial

Law360, New York (October 12, 2011, 7:05 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Wednesday said a Pennsylvania deputy sheriff's claim that her superiors violated her 14th Amendment privacy rights by videotaping her in a decontamination shower should be heard by a jury, reversing a lower court's decision.

In a precedential opinion, a three-judge panel found the allegations made by the Luzerne County, Pa., deputy sheriff, anonymously referred to as Jane Doe in court papers, were sufficient to sustain a privacy violation claim under the 14th Amendment.

However, the Third Circuit affirmed U.S. District Judge A....
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