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Telios Law PLLC files a complaint over strip-searching children against the Executive Director of the Colorado DHS, Reggie Bicha, and against El Paso County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), comprised of Sallie Clark, Darryl Glenn, Dennis Hisey, Amy Lathen, and Peggy Littleton.
According to Colorado DHS records, on December 10, 2014 Ms. April Woodard, a DHS caseworker, received permission from her supervisor, Ms. Christina Newbill, to view a four-year-old child’s “buttocks, stomach/abdomen, and back so Caseworker could look for marks/bruises.” The school health paraprofessional met with Ms. Woodard in the nurse’s room. Ms. Woodard instructed the child to show her buttocks and stomach and back. The child states that an adult took off all her clothes, that the adults viewed her and prepared to take photographs. The child says that she told Ms. Woodard she did not want photographs taken. Nevertheless, the caseworker took color photographs of private and unclothed areas of her body. The child is still upset that photographs of her unclothed body were taken without her or her mother's consent.
Links to pdf documents of the public filings:
- Full Complaint
- State of Colorado DHS Motion to Dismiss
- El Paso County DHS Motion to Dismiss
- Doe Response to Motions to Dismiss
- State of Colorado DHS Reply to Doe Response
- El Paso County DHS Reply to Doe Response
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