Welcome to Texas: Home of the free Roadside Cavity Search
I guess the old phrase “Drive Friendly” is just passe’ anymore. Two state troopers have taken it on themselves to get overly friendly with a couple of females on the side of the road after stopping them for littering.
It seems the term “Roadside Service” might have been taken a bit too liberally.
Via The Blaze:
Two women from Irving, Texas are suing state troopers and the head of their department in federal court after they say they were forced to endure an illegal and humiliating “roadside body cavity search” during a routine traffic stop, The Dallas Morning News reports.
The case is currently under investigation by the public integrity division of the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office and will go before a grand jury in January.
The dash-mounted camera on a trooper’s vehicle reportedly captured the entire incident on video. Angel Dobbs, 38, and her niece Ashley Dobbs, 24, say the unlawful search happened on the night of July 13 along a state highway.
In their lawsuit, the women allege that a female trooper, identified as Kelley Helleson, used her fingers to search both their anuses and vaginas with the same latex glove. To add to their horrific experience, the women say they were on the side of the road in full view of passing vehicles.
The video from the car’s dash cam clearly shows a female officer feeling around both women’s breasts and then sticking her hand down the front and back of their pants, wearing latex gloves.
Read the rest and see the disgusting dash-cam video at The Blaze: ‘Violated’: Women Subjected to ‘Roadside Body Cavity Search’ During Routine Traffic Stop (And Dash Cam Caught It All)
There is simply no excuse for the behavior exhibited by the officers in this case. Both should be stripped of their badges and blacklisted from ever wearing a uniform again, anywhere. Who do they think they are, TSA agents?!