Liberty woman files lawsuit against city and county, alleging unlawful arrest and excessive force

A Liberty woman has filed a lawsuit in federal court naming as defendants several city and county officials and police officers in Casey County.

Kumsook “Kim” Huff alleges she was unlawfully arrested in August of last year and subjected to an unconstitutional strip search at the Casey County Jail.

She also alleges she was the victim of excessive force, assault and battery.

Huff alleges her civil rights were violated as a result of her arrest and detention.

Named as defendants in the lawsuit are the Sheriff and Jailer of Casey County, the City of Liberty, the County of Casey, and several city police officers, deputy sheriffs, and deputy jailers.

Huff, an American citizen but of Korean descent, was originally charged last August with driving while under the influence.

However, all charges against her were dismissed in Casey District Court earlier this year after results from a blood test taken upon her arrest were reportedly negative for drugs and alcohol.

The lawsuit alleges nine separate claims, plus a claim for punitive damages, against all defendants.

WJRS News would like to remind our readers that claims made in a lawsuit present only one side of a matter.

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