Police Strip Search Indiana Woman, Video Tape It, and Share It With Friends

 

While we are big fans of law enforcement and the police most of the time, when they do stupid and horrific things like they did in Hammond, Indiana, they deserve to be held accountable. A woman was arrested on shoplifting charges. She was placed in a cell and was strip searched. Fine, that is legitimate in my eyes.

But then we find out the room that she was in had a video recorder going and that afterwards copies of her strip search were shared with others. Now we are in the very wrong category if this is true, and the police should be held accountable for their actions.

The woman is seeking the maximum amount of damages allowed against a municipality, $300,000, and cites the city of Hammond on 10 counts, including intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy and violation of the Fourth Amendment.
The complaint was filed Tuesday at Lake Superior Court by the woman’s attorney, Todd M. Conover. The woman’s name is not included in the complaint.
The lawsuit states that on Oct. 31, 2004, police arrested the woman for shoplifting in Hammond and the she was subjected to an illegal strip search. She was held for more than 24 hours without any charges being filed, and was not able to communicate with her father, the lawsuit says.
It also alleges that the strip search was videotaped or electronically recorded and that the illegal recording was copied and distributed by police officers. via AP Wire

Posted October 25, 2006 by
Bizarre | 12 comments


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  • Comments

    12 Responses to “Police Strip Search Indiana Woman, Video Tape It, and Share It With Friends”

    1. Scrapiron on October 25th, 2006 6:36 pm

      I never believe these news stories on the first day. The ASSociated (with terrorists) Press has became known for telling some whoppers. If it is true you can call them X police officers.

    2. Scared Monkeys on October 25th, 2006 7:04 pm

      I hear ya Scrapiron … but I have heard of even worse, true stories.

      It is believable that a room would be taped to protect the officers from false allegation, like the cameras on dashboards of police cruisers.

      The turning of the video into a girls gone wild tape … now that may be a problem.
      R

    3. Maggie on October 25th, 2006 7:19 pm

      Send these cops to Aruba, I heard there are a few retiring down there.

    4. realtruth on October 25th, 2006 8:39 pm

      stay out of Hammond, Indiana

    5. blackbelt on October 25th, 2006 8:59 pm

      Did they use Papiamento sub-titles?

    6. Kate on October 25th, 2006 11:27 pm

      Strip searches for shoplifting? How about Do we strip search CEO’s for “shoplifting” employee retirement funds?

      I agree with Realtruth. Stay out of Hammond!!! They may decide to strip search for running a stop sign!

    7. WebSurfer on October 26th, 2006 11:15 am

      Is this video tape on the internet yet?

    8. Freebrid on October 26th, 2006 11:40 am

      To strip search someone for shop lifting, and video tape it then make copies to watch, they must not have very much to do in Hammond Indiana!!!!! Your right Maggie I seen somewhere in a blog where Aruba were looking for what they call a few good men!!!! Ha! Ha!

    9. vicki on October 26th, 2006 11:54 am

      are you sure it wasnt in LIERUBA?

    10. Patti on October 29th, 2006 8:51 am

      Makes you kinda wonder what happened to the John Mark Karr
      computer. Last time LAPD saw it, it was in the evidence
      room..????*?@#$#%^@$!%@?????

    11. tina on February 13th, 2008 9:02 am

      we might as well be in a foren country were wamon
      hav no RIGHT

    12. SIZZLERGUY on March 20th, 2009 1:10 am

      FOLKS, THRU RECENT EXPERIENCES WITH THE HAMMOND POLICE, THEM COPS in HAMMOND HAVE NO RESPECT FOR ANYONES CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. THEY THINK THAT THEY ARE ABOVE THE LAW. LIVING IN HAMMOND, IS LIKE LIVING IN NAZI GERMANY, UNDER THE RULE OF ADOLF HITLER.

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