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Jump to Skip. DeAnna LeTray, a transgender woman and Watertown resident who law enforcement harassed, arrested, and assaulted when responding to a call for assistance. Instead, I was misgendered, assaulted, and dehumanized.
The abuses that police and jail staff across New York state commit against transgender New Yorkers must end. The suit argues that, in addition to targeting LeTray for discriminatory treatment based on her gender identity, the jail has an unconstitutional policy mandating strip searches for all people brought in by the police, regardless of whether such a search is justified. LeTray went far beyond Jefferson County and the City of Watertown's already unconstitutional policies and paints a vivid picture of the mistreatment transgender people encounter when arrested and detained in jails.
For transgender, gender nonconforming, nonbinary, and intersex people, going to jail disproportionately in harassment, degradation, and violence.
This is especially true for Black people, Indigenous people, and other people of color. One in six people who identify as transgender report being incarcerated at some point in their lives — and this figure jumps to nearly three in six for Black transgender women. In a survey of transgender and non-binary people incarcerated in New York State, 95 percent of respondents said correctional staff used derogatory names to refer to them.
We will continue fighting for the safety of transgender people across New York State. This case is among the first federal civil rights discrimination challenges on the basis of gender identity since the June Supreme Court decision in Bostock v.
Clayton County. The Court affirmed that the prohibition on sex discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of extends to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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