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February 04, 2008

Strip Search: Outrageous Police Conduct and Abuse Video

Sheriff This video of the brutal strip search by male and female Stark County, Ohio deputy sheriffs of a young woman speaks for itself.  I am so outraged and angered by what this video depicts that I had to post it to my blog.  I hope that this never, ever happens to you or a loved one.  What is truly galling is that the sheriff himself says that his deputies did nothing wrong -- in spite of the fact that their own procedural handbook demands that strip searches be conducted exclusively by members of the same sex as the strip searchee.

USA Daily summarizes the story as follows:

A woman called 911 in Stark County Ohio after being assaulted only to find herself arrested and savagely stripped of all her clothes by seven male and female police officers.

The videos below show this woman screaming as male and female officers forcibly tear off the woman’s clothes in what looks to be a sexual assault without penetration.

The 125 lbs woman was hand cuffed and pinned face down on the ground. Screaming and asking what the officers were doing. The does not appear to be any reason that police officers woul conduct a strip search on the assault victim
The woman was then left naked in her cell for six hours and was forced to use toilet paper to cover her self up. She claims that she was also denied medical attention after the assault. When finally being taken to booking the woman’s husband says she was forced to where nothing but a weighted vest.

The victim is suing the Stark County Sheriff’s office in an attempt to hold the seven police officers accountable.

Amendment VIII of the U.S. Bill of Rights states:

"Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted."

Here are some additional related links:

WKYC.com

RawStory.com

Broadband Reports

WUSA9 News

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