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The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is Sued for Official Oppression; the Related Dash Cam Video has been Released

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
English: 1200 Jail, the headquarters of the Ha...

English: 1200 Jail, the headquarters of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Español: El 1200 Jail (“Carcel 1200”), la sede de la Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Harris (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Recently, in August 2017, the complete dashcam video of the 2015 roadside strip search of Charnesia Corley was released and quickly went viral. On June 20, 2015, in northwest Houston, Texas, Corley was pulled over for allegedly running a stop sign. During the stop, Corley claims that the deputies said they could smell marijuana. They searched her vehicle but found nothing. Then, right there on the roadside next to a gas station parking lot, a female police officer instructed Corley to remove her pants. The officer then allegedly conducted a visual strip search by shining a flashlight on Corley’s exposed genital area as she lay on the ground with her head under her vehicle. It appears that this search lasted 10 minutes.

The 23-year-old is now suing the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. She is asking for a special prosecutor on the case, since the Harris County district attorney’s office dismissed the official oppression charges initially brought against the two deputies allegedly involved. The initial charges were dismissed on the eve of the trial against them, which has been a cause of tremendous social outrage.

Both sides in this case claim that the dashcam video proves their particular side of the story. The deputies claim to be vindicated by the video. Corley, however, contends that the roadside search was a violation of her constitutional rights.

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