Valerie Jackson, 32, was arrested in November 2016 after allegedly going through airport security with a gun her purse, the report said.
The lawsuit said Jackson “suffered trauma, felt demoralized, anxious, stressed, a loss of dignity, and fear,” because Dallas County housed her with male inmates. An officer in the jail allegedly asked Jackson to show her genitals to determine whether she would be housed with men, the lawsuit said.
A grand jury dropped Jackson’s weapons charge. She was subsequently arrested for alleged trespassing and interfering with an emergency call — both misdemeanors, according to The Morning New.
Jackson was again housed with male inmates and required to shower with them, the suit said. The lawsuit claimed she was sexually harassed and had two instances where male inmates masturbated in front of her in the shower. No trial date has been set for either misdemeanor case.