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Jail abuse claims lead to class action lawsuit against Floyd County

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Video shows Tabitha Gentry being stripped of her clothes and placed in a padded cell for hours at the Floyd County Jail. Video shows Tabitha Gentry being stripped of her clothes and placed in a padded cell for hours at the Floyd County Jail.

By Gary Popp, News and Tribune

FLOYD COUNTY, IN (News and Tribune) - Four plaintiffs are suing a Floyd County commissioner, the sheriff and various officers on claims they were "stripped, held naked, tortured, humiliated and abused" by jail staff.

The lawsuit was filed Thursday, June 12, in U.S. District Court in New Albany by the law firm Clay Daniel Walton & Adams PLC and announced by attorney Laura Landenwich via email to media.

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The plaintiffs: Tabitha Gentry, 32, New Albany; Vincent Minton, 23, Nabb; Michael Herron, 36, Henryville; and Adam Walker, 31, Georgetown, seek actual and punitive damages. They also have filed on behalf of other inmates who may have received treatment similar to their treatment.

The lawsuit notes there are "potentially hundreds of members of this class."

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