SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento County has agreed to pay $45,000 to an attorney who says she was wrongfully accused of exposing herself while visiting a client at the jail due to overzealous policies.
The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/2dkyb55 ) that as part of the settlement, sheriff’s officials must also change the way they handle suspected wrongdoing by an attorney during a confidential client visit.
In 2014, Sage Kaveny was accused of removing her pants and engaging in sexually explicit conduct while visiting a client at Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center. She was accused of doing so after standing out of view of security cameras. Both she and her client said she did not remove her clothing.
Kaveny sued after she was barred from meeting with other inmates in attorney-client meeting rooms.
The Sheriff’s Department has declined to comment.
Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com