Outrage Over Highway Body Cavity SearchSubmitted by MMJ Ministry on Sun, 07/07/2013 - 01:40
Two women are suing the Texas DPS after getting body cavity searches during a traffic stop.
"The male officer, his words verbatim were, 'We're gonna get familiar with your womanly parts,'" Brandy Hamilton said.
That officer, Nathaniel Turner, claimed to smell marijuana in Hamilton and Alexandria Randle's car when he pulled them over for speeding on Memorial Day 2012. He called a female trooper to search their genitalia for drugs on the side of Highway 288 in Brazoria County.
"You're going to go up my private parts?" Hamilton said.
Brandy Hamilton and Alexandria Randle have filed a lawsuit against Brazoria County for invasion of privacy after they were searched on the side of a highway on Memorial Day 2012.
"Yes, ma'am," trooper Jennie Bui said matter-of-factly.
The entire stop was recorded on the state troopers' dash camera, including Hamilton's horrified face at the moment of insertion.
"She pretty much forced my legs open because I wouldn't even open my legs," Hamilton said.