23-Year-Old College Student Subjected To An 11-Minute Vaginal Cavity Search By Texas Police
There’s nothing I can say to you about the virtue or lack thereof for the men and women in blue that you haven’t heard before. There have been so many racially and sexually fueled abuses of power that have painted a stained the whole organization.
And while we shouldn’t really be surprised by any new disturbing developments from the police, it doesn’t affect the level of repulsion we feel when we’re confronted with the latest incident to make its way to the news cycle.
This week it’s about what happened to 23-year-old college student Charneisha Corley. Back in 2015, a dash cam showed a police officer performing an invasive vaginal body search on Corley.
Texas attorney Samuel Cammack III said his client was subject to an 11 minute rape by cop on June 21, 2015.
He told the Houston Fox affiliate that a police officer “body-slammed Corley, stuck her head underneath the vehicle and completely pulled her pants off. leaving her naked and exposed in that Texaco parking lot.”
Cammack continued. “They then took Miss Corley and placed both ankles behind her ears spread eagle position and started to search for something in Miss Corley’s cavity in her vaginal area.”
What could have warranted this type of treatment? The officer who pulled her over for running a stop sign. As he was speaking to Corley, he claimed he smelled marijuana. But after searching the vehicle, he found nothing. Then he called a female deputy and that’s when the body cavity search began.
Investigators claim that 0.02 ounces of marijuana was found on her person. Corley disputed the claim. She was officially charged with possession of marijuana and resisting arrest but the charges were later dropped.
After the search on that day in June, Corley can be heard telling the officers, “That was extreme, to pull my clothes down, in front of people. People were watching. You didn’t see people walking around?”
Later, speaking to HuffPost, she said, “They sexually assaulted, raped me and molested me.”
Now, Corley is filing a multimillion dollar lawsuit.