FLINT, Mich., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A Michigan transgender inmate held for six days in the Genesse County jail was not mistreated, police say.
The American Civil Liberties Union will investigate claims of mistreatment made by Rochelle A. Meade, who lives as a woman but remains a male anatomically, The Flint (Mich.) Journal said Friday.
Meade, 38, said jail workers denied her female hormone therapy, insulted her and that she was not housed with other female inmates.
Genesse County Sheriff Robert Pickell said officers did "everything right" and that he will cooperate with the ACLU.
Meade moved to Flint from Arizona six years ago and had been convicted of immoral and indecent acts in Wyoming in 1995, the report said. Meade was arrested on an outstanding traffic warrant when she went to police headquarters to re-register as a sex-offender.
"I think the ACLU has a right to question (and) I will respond," Pickell said.