Almost two dozen women in Washington state had the same story: after being arrested for suspicion of DUI, they were brought back to the police station, forced to strip and then videotaped.
As the women were getting undressed to change into their uniforms, officers were watching them from a separate room. One woman, who refused to remove her clothing until a female officer was present, was detained for 12 hours.
You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to remain fully clothed.
City officials of Puyallup, where these events took place, are not denying the allegations — in fact, they are saying it is common practice to videotape suspects.
Police power and brutality is growing, as well as the militarization of departments throughout the country.
If this type of abuse is occurring in one city in the Northwest, then it must be assumed that similar problems exist in every state.
No suspect nor prisoner should be humiliated and violated — EVER.