Patti Hammond Shaw is a transgender woman. She’s legally female on her birth certificate and driver’s license, and has been since 1993. But when she was arrested in 2009, male officers strip-searched her in front of male detainees, and held her overnight in a men’s cellblock. Patti hired a lawyer and fought back. Her case was instrumental in changing how the police process and detain transgender individuals in Washington, DC. This story was reported by Lauren Ober.
Music in this episode: “Theme,” Demalion. “Jail,” Plusplus. “Deserted City,” Kai Engel. “The Plastic Cow Goes Moooooog,” Future Sauce.