- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - The Woodbury County Board has agreed to settle a woman’s lawsuit over what she said was mistreatment at the county jail.

The Sioux City Journal says (https://bit.ly/101yuqs ) the board approved the settlement on Tuesday. The county will pay Nicole Clay $15,000, and Sioux City will pay her $7,500.

Clay said in her lawsuit that corrections officers tore off her top and bra and banged her head against a wall when she was being booked into the jail on Aug. 12, 2011, for public intoxication. Clay also says the arresting officer who searched her purse and looked through photos on her cellphone didn’t have a warrant.

Attorney Tom Verhulst, who represented the county, says the county “maintains no liability but decided to pay the settlement and move on.”

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, https://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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