Two Irving women are suing two state troopers and the head of their department in federal court, alleging they were subjected to an illegal and humiliating “roadside body cavity search” during a traffic stop.
Angel Dobbs, 38, and her niece, Ashley Dobbs, 24, said the search occurred on State Highway 161 in or near Irving on the night of July 13.
They claim that a female trooper, Kelley Helleson, used her fingers to search their anuses and vaginas — using the same latex glove — while on the side of the road in full view of passing vehicles.
Yeah, that would piss a person off. But wait, there’s more.
Another state trooper suspected the two of possessing marijuana after seeing them flick a cigarette butt out the window, according to the lawsuit. He didn’t find any contraband, but concluded they were acting “weird” and called for the search.
All of that led to this devastating sentence that you’ll likely never recover from reading.
During the search of Angel Dobbs’ anus, Helleson irritated one of the cysts she suffers from, the lawsuit said, causing her “severe and continuing pain and discomfort.”
Man, that is dutiful reporting. Distressing, but dutiful.
[H/T: Dallas Morning News]