92°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Transgender inmate's rape lawsuit against jail set for trial

10 months 3 weeks 4 days ago Thursday, October 27 2016 Oct 27, 2016 October 27, 2016 10:15 AM October 27, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow

NEW ORLEANS - A lawsuit in which a transgender inmate says she was raped after being locked up with a male prisoner last year in the newly opened New Orleans jail is expected to go to trial in June.

A federal judge set a June 19 date in a Wednesday order.

The lawsuit against jail officials was filed last month. It says the former inmate, who was born male but lives as a female, had just been transferred to the jail when a male armed robbery suspect raped her.

The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, says deputies at the jail lack proper training. It also criticizes a "failure to separate transgendered inmates from the general inmate population."

The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, which runs the jail, has declined comment on the lawsuit.

More News

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
7 Days