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Class action suit against jail policies is settled in Meeker Co

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LITCHFIELD -- Meeker County's former practice of strip searching and sometimes photographing private body parts of all newly arrested people as they were booked into jail will cost the Minnesota Counties Insurance Trust $1.75 million.

The Insurance Trust agreed to pay compensation and legal fees totaling that amount on behalf of Meeker County as part of a class-action settlement recently approved by U.S. District Court Judge Joan Erickson.

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