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8th Circuit Hears Forced Catheterization Appeal From S.D.

In 2017, six South Dakota plaintiffs sued law officers in three cities for forcing them  to undergo catheterization to get evidence of drug use.

After a federal judge declined to grant summary judgment to the officials, five of the plaintiffs received settlements. Bt the sixth plaintiff was denied. He appealed to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, which heard arguments in his case on Wednesday, May 12.

Victoria Wicks has more details for SDPB.

Rapid City freelancer Victoria L. Wicks has been producing news for SDPB since August 2007. She Retired from this position in March 2023.