A 23-year-old woman, Charneisha Corley, has been strip-searched for 11 minutes in a car park by police officers after she was pulled over for a minor traffic violation.
According to Metro UK, Corley was pulled over in Texas and was searched after two Harris County Deputies detected the smell of marijuana.
Corley’s lawyer, Sam Cammack, from Houston, has released dashcam images of the 2015 arrest and shocking cavity search.
According to Cammack, one of the officers was caught on dashcam footage talking to a passenger who was already in custody in the police car and was heard saying, “Oh we are going to find something, even if we have to put our hands on her.”
Cammack added that the police then “stuck [their] head underneath the vehicle and completely pulled her pants off, leaving her naked and exposed in that Texaco park
The officers identified as 34-year-old Ronaldine Pierre and 37-year-old William Strong, were subsequently charged last summer with a misdemeanor charge of official oppression but charges were dropped on the day the case was supposed to go to trial.
However, the case was presented again with new evidence that had not been publicly revealed.
Harris County prosecutor, Natasha Sinclair said that the public cavity search “should not have happened.
“It should never have happened and unfortunately we are in the business of prosecuting criminal offenses and though it may not be criminal, it doesn’t mean she won’t receive justice.
Cammack is now calling for an independent prosecutor in the case.