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Charges Dropped Against Women Who Was Sexually Assaulted During Marijuana Search

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One of the most disgusting stories that I have read about all year is the story of Charneshia Corley, who was sexually assaulted by law enforcement during a search for marijuana. The search didn’t occur in a private room at the police headquarters. It occurred in public view in a Texaco parking lot. I cannot fathom how one human could do that to another human, especially in the name of marijuana prohibition. Charneshia was accused of a traffic violation, and moments later a law enforcement officer is probing her private parts for all to see. That’s absolutely horrific. Below is a description of what happened, via the Huffington Post:

“They sexually assaulted, raped me and molested me,” Corley told The Huffington Post on Monday.

Her attorney, Samuel Cammack III, told HuffPost the two deputies asked Corley to remove her pants in full view of passersby.

“She said, ‘No, I don’t have any panties on,’ so the officer told her to bend over and she pulled her pants down for her and went to stick her hand inside of Ms. Corely,” Cammack said.

Corley resisted and the deputies forced her face-first to the ground, Cammack said. The female deputy then climbed onto Corley’s back and pinned her, while the officers awaited the arrival of a second female deputy, according to the lawyer. After the second female deputy arrived, the two women officers held Corley down and forcibly spread her legs, Cammack said.

“One held one leg and the other held the other leg and they stuck their fingers up inside of her,” said Cammack. “This was in a Texaco parking lot, where people were walking by and cars were driving by. This was a very busy area.”

Yes, police found marijuana during the search – .02 ounces. But that’s no excuse for violating someone’s rights and personal privacy. The ends in no way justify the means in this case. Whether it was due to public outcry, the threat of a lawsuit, or reports of a complaint to the police agency’s internal affairs division, the charges have been dropped against Ms. Corley. Per the Star-Telegram:

Drug possession and resisting arrest charges have been dropped against a Houston-area woman who says female deputies violated her rights by doing a body cavity search in a parking lot.

Charges were dismissed Thursday against Charneshia Corley of Spring. Corley’s attorney, Sam Cammack (KAM’-ak), says he then filed a complaint with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office claiming an unconstitutional search.

Prosecutors didn’t immediately return messages Friday. A spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office had no information on a complaint being filed.

It doesn’t surprise me that prosecutors didn’t return any messages. What is there to say? These officer’s conduct was so far out of line that they should not only be fired, they should look at criminal charges themselves. I won’t hold my breathe on that, but I am confident that there will be a lawsuit victory in Ms. Corley’s future. I hope she makes them pay out the nose.

  • *NormalGamer*

    Good.

  • Impasto

    Just stay out of Texas.

  • Jim Greer

    This is almost unbelievable, what makes a human being stoop so low as to forcibly probe a body cavity of another human being. I bet they find these two female officers are sexual deviants of some kind. For fear of being PC I will stop with my assessment of the two females officers. I would refuse to do my fucking job before I would stick something inside some ones body. I would have forced a giant turd in there fucking faces, that’s right I would have shit on them!

    • darthhillbilly

      They would have beat your ass, booked you for assaulting an officer, and harassed you anytime they saw your vehicle. ALL COPS NEED CAMERAS!!! Cop + Camera = Safety for the public, and accountability for LEOs. It makes so much sense it will never happen.

      • Jim Greer

        I didn’t say it was the smart thing to do, you think you know something about Cops that I don’t, so I would have left the neighborhood and it wouldn’t be the first time a Cop slugged me…………chill brah

  • Alex Biro

    this kind of police brutality is happening way to often. It is time to make those f***ing cops pay for their crimes!!
    The way the police protect their ranks is admirable, but not when a crime is committed! In that case (when a crime is committed) I would lock up the whole fricking bunch of cops who lied and let them deal with prison and the friends they will acquire in prison. I am very much a law and order believer, and police who break the law MUST be punished more severely
    than civilians.

  • cactusjim420

    Many years ago the police were called a particular name, a farm animal, that wallowed in mud & slop. All that is gone now, but these two women, weather police or not ARE real PIGS, & need to be removed from service & tried in a court of law, & if they are found guilty put in jail along with other rapists, people of they’re ilk, so they pay. If found innocent, never allowed to carry a gun, stun gun, or pepper spray. What horrible animals these two are, a waste of good oxygen. If this is Texas justice, fuck Texas

  • jimheffner

    Bin sayin’…..there is something wrong with the interaction between our LEOs and the rest of us. After the days of Ozzie and Harriet when the vast majority of people trusted and felt good about the various law enforcement agencies we are now just above 50% approval and if you poll urban African Americans they have a trust factor of 26% in police. The biggest reasons for this swing seem to be to connected to access of information ….the internet combined with cameras everywhere including our phones. Of course the social atmosphere is becoming more aware of Human Rights issues and there is a growing libertarian influence also.
    One thing that enables the situation to continue is the perception that this is a racial problem and not a human rights issue. As pro-legalization advocates we realize that abuse of authority and intimidation is widespread and and not focused on minorities alone. We’ve seen some change. The mass media is reporting more abuses and the Feds are going to stop providing combat equipment to local police. a few municipalities have initiated reform efforts.

    Another thing that’s becoming more evident is that the rank and file are not going to be happy if outside agencies are established to bring about reform. I fear that they will fight tooth and nail to maintain the status quo and force external agencies to bring about modern and empathetic law enforcement. .

  • darthhillbilly

    When is enough, enough? I fail to see the benefit in ruining anymore lives over a beneficial plant. The tragedy, besides the obvious, is that it was a non-violent offense that led to the brutality. A few years ago I was pulled over for speeding, had a gun put in my face, and searched. As a clean cut Caucasian I was shocked that simple questions (“What did I do wrong officer?” Followed by me asking if he was sure he didn’t clock another vehicle.) provoked such a response. If the officer had been startled I could have been killed. The officer took my cash (had a ATM receipt from earlier that day) and pocketed half of it. When I went to the County Attorney’s office his response was that I should consider myself lucky not to have had my seats cut open, been arrested for resisting, and that I got some of my cash back. Thank God I didn’t have any weed on me. I hate that people of color are used to this sort of treatment. The War on Drugs has ruined enough lives….Free the Weed!!!

    • Jordan Shorette

      just a little civil asset forfeiture to teach you a lesson, most not all but most LEO are cowards, like I always say cowards draw first

  • Jennifer Terry Zimmerman

    I hope she wins her lawsuit BIG TIME!

    • Tuaca1107

      I hope she sues them in their PRIVATE capacity since they acted under COLOR of law and Color of official right a fiolation of USC title 18 sec 1983, Title 42 sec. 242, 243 and 244!! She must NOT sue they

      as cops, they are no more than the guy down the street!!

  • Sinclair

    I have a good doctor friend that has a father and brother and a uncle who are cops. I will quote my friend.” I don’t trust any cops even my own family because they have to much power and can do and say anything even down right lie to arrest someone and get away with it.” “Cops look and think that all people are criminals. ” cops get away with to much illegal activities and should be punished just like we would if we did the same thing.

    • Jim Greer

      You are sooo correct, I too have relatives, friends who are in Law Enforcement, they say the same thing. Why do you think they have some of the highest divorce rates, suicide rates and family problems than the rest of the World. Why do they only hang with other Cops at their watering hole, because to them everyone is a Felon in waiting.

  • Gary Turner

    I hope she sues the shit out of them and she takes the money to buy more weed

  • Those prosecutors should be bringing charges against the cops. Let them plea bargain that one down with one condition being they turn in their badges.