Thomsen v. Ross.U.S. District Court
Thomsen v. Ross, 368 F.Supp.2d 961 (D.Minn. 2005). A detainee de·tain·ee
A person held in custody or confinement: a political detainee.
Noun 1. detainee - some held in custody
political detainee brought a [section] 1983 civil rights action against a county and county employees, alleging he was wrongfully wrong·ful
1. Wrong; unjust: wrongful criticism.
2. Unlawful: wrongful death. strip searched and suffered a broken hand after he arrested on driving under the influence (DUI driving under the influence (DUI) n. commonly called "drunk driving," it refers to operating a motor vehicle while one's blood alcohol content is above the legal limit set by statute, which supposedly is the level at which a person cannot drive safely. ) charges. The district court granted summary judgment for the defendants in part, and denied it in part. The court found that even if a police officer grabbed the detainee and threw him to the floor, his actions did not amount to the use of excessive force in violation of due process, absent evidence that the officer's actions caused the detainee's lost tooth and broken hand. The court found that the detainee's broken hand was not a serious medical need, such that a 48-hour delay by county employees in taking the detainee to a hospital could amount to deliberate indifference Indifference
(1755–1793) queen of France to whom is attributed this statement on the solution to bread famine: “Let them eat cake.” [Fr. Hist. to his serious medical needs, absent evidence that a red and swollen hand was a critical or escalating situation requiring immediate attention, or that the delay jeopardized the detainee's prognosis prognosis /prog·no·sis/ (prog-no´sis) a forecast of the probable course and outcome of a disorder.prognos´tic
n. pl. prog·no·ses
1. . The court noted that employees took the detainee to the hospital on the on the evening he made the written request for treatment. (Crow Wing County Jail, Minnesota)