Fla. Judge Tosses Class Suit Over Massage Spa Surveillance

By Carolina Bolado (June 29, 2022, 8:42 PM EDT) — A Florida federal judge on Tuesday ended a proposed class suit against Vero Beach police detectives who surveilled a massage parlor targeted in a prostitution sting, ruling that there is no legal reason for them not to be entitled to a qualified immunity defense and that “to hold otherwise would defy all sense of logic.”

U.S. District Judge Robin L. Rosenberg granted summary judgment to the police officers after determining that plaintiff Keith Taig had failed to show that the defendants had violated a clearly established constitutional right under Florida or federal law.

The surveillance at issue was authorized by a…

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