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Driver after driver told investigative reporter Jodie Fleischer officers searched inside their pants while they were stopped for minor traffic violations. In several cases, the invasive searches targeted passengers who were riding in the car.
"He was like, 'Just unbuckle all your clothes,' and put his hands down inside my pants," said Terry Phillips.
"That's a general strip-search, which you're not allowed to do," said Phillips' attorney, Mark Bullman.
He said an officer walked him through the parking lot with his belt open and underwear exposed. He says the officer then reached into the front of his pants with his bare hand.
"He went inside my underwear and searched my genital area," Eleby said, "It was just embarrassing."
That officer found nothing on Eleby, but charged him with possession of marijuana anyway; his report alleges he saw Eleby throw something to the ground.
But a convenience store video shows Eleby's hands did not move, and the officer appears to toss something to the ground.
The DeKalb County Solicitor dropped the charge against Eleby and forwarded the case to the district attorney to investigate the officer.
Cobb County police are investigating an officer's actions after truck driver Camishi Jones filed a complaint regarding her traffic stop.
"He was all touching my breast, up in my vagina area," Jones said. "He actually stuck his hand up in between my buttocks."
Alright, it's time for me to b!tch. I think we have to be careful about how we paint law enforcement with such a broad stroke.
Are there sh*++y cops? Yeah, sure. But it's not fair to paint all of the US cops as horrible people. I happen to know that is most certainly not the case.
I do think it's true we should hold our law enforcement to a high standard, but we shouldn't judge all of them by a few.