Woman Stopped, Strip Searched, Tampon “Forcibly” Removed, During Traffic Stop In Plain View Of Others!

Posted on August 10, 2012


Florida (The Gaslamp Post) – Six unnamed police officers, along with a sheriff, and the government of Citrus County are the target of a lawsuit filed by the attorney of a woman who was reportedly strip searched in plain view of passersby on the street after she was pulled over for allegedly rolling through a stop sign.  During the strip search, the victim alleges that one officers forcibly removed her tampon while her children were left alone in her car on the side of the road.

According to the claim filed last week in US District Court in Florida, Tarantino was detained by police for around two hours on July 17, 2011 after allegedly disobeying a posted stop sign in Beverly Hills, FL. The woman’s attorneys claim that a cop had originally flagged their client through the sign after she stopped at an intersection, but immediately after she was pulled over by the same officer, who then approached Tarantino’s car at gunpoint.

The claim continues to allege that Tarantino was handcuffed and detained while her children waited in the backseat of her car without ever being charged with a crime. During her detainment, an unnamed Jane Doe officer frisked and strip searched the woman “twice at the side of [a] busy road, in plain view of passersby.”

The victim, Leila Tarantino was subjected to what her attorneys are saying was multiple violations of her rights.

She was unreasonably searched and subjected to intrusive, substantial and unwarranted invasions of privacy. They have demanded a jury trial to try and take the matter to course, where they hope to have the defendants charged with battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

(h/t:  RT.com)

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