Most of VA Airport Stripping Suit Filed by Charlottesville Man Dismissed
A judge has dismissed most of a lawsuit filed by a Charlottesville man who was arrested after stripping to his shorts at a Richmond airport checkpoint to protest security procedures.
U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson on Tuesday dismissed Aaron Tobey's constitutional claims against Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Transportation Security Administration Director John Pistole, the Capital Region Airport Commission and three airport police officers. He let stand some claims against TSA officers Rebecca Smith and Terri Jones. Also still alive are false imprisonment and malicious prosecution claims against the police officers.
The 21-year-old Tobey was detained after partially disrobing to display the text of the Constitution's Fourth Amendment on his chest. Tobey says he was protesting security procedures that he believes violate the amendment's protections against unreasonable search and seizure.
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