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Officers In Hot Water After Dashcam Reveals What They Did After Pulling Woman Over

A woman came forward to report what police officers did to her during a traffic stop, and now she's got the dashcam footage to back it up.

A disturbing dashcam video from a traffic stop in Harris County, Texas back in June 2015 has come to light, and the motorist that was pulled over has filed suit against the police department. Charnesia Corley, 23, was pulled over for running a red light. Two female deputies approached the car and smelled marijuana. Corley was asked to exit the vehicle, and then the stop took a turn on the disturbing side. As the New York Daily News shares, Corley was handcuffed and pushed to the ground, and she alleges that the deputies performed a body cavity search right there on the side of the road.

She’s filed suit against the Harris County Sheriff's Office, and she says she’s still traumatized by what took place that night.

"She tells me, 'Just bend over.' I hesitate ... She shines (a) light on me ... She proceeds to stick her fingers toward my vaginal area ... I immediately pop up (and say), 'Ma'am what are you doing?'" Crawley recalls. "She grabs me by handcuffs, slams me on the ground, puts her knee in my back ... shoves her fingers up inside of me."

The two officers involved were indicted over the incident, but the charges were eventually dismissed.

"We discovered new, and significant, evidence that we believed had to be presented to grand jury," according to Natasha Sinclair, with the district attorney's office.

Sam Cammack, Corley's attorney, disagrees with that assessment.

"There's been no new evidence related to any material fact in the case. Ms. Corley's story has been consistent and the same throughout," Cammack said. "They claim they found something ... but it doesn't matter at the end of the day what they found, because what they did to find it was illegal.”

Corley has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit, and a trial is expected to begin next January.

"They're supposed to protect you. They're supposed to keep you safe, not rape you. That's how I feel. I feel like I was raped," Corley added. "I was never contacted about a second grand jury, I never knew anything about that. This was done completely without my knowledge. It's like I didn't matter just like I didn't matter when I was laying on the ground helpless."

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez has offered up a statement on the disturbing incident in question.

"I understand and respect the community’s concerns regarding the parking lot search of a female suspect during a June 2015 traffic stop. I want to be emphatically clear that today’s Harris County Sheriff’s Office is fully committed to ensuring that every resident of our community is treated with dignity and respect, even if they are suspected of committing a crime,” the statement read in part. “We hold the public’s trust as sacred, and we will always strive to be worthy of that trust. Harris County Sheriff’s Office policy prohibits deputies from conducting strip searches without a warrant. In cases in which a warrant is obtained, strip searches must be conducted in a private, sanitary, and appropriate facility.”

Source: NY Daily News
Photo: Click 2 Houston

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