That HAS to be illegal, right?
Woman Suing Cops For Making Her Poop On Front Lawn During Drug Arrest
A Florida woman who says the police officers searching her home for methamphetamine forced her to poop on her yard in front of them must amend her civil rights claims, a federal judge ruled.
Dawn Brooks sued Volusia County and the city of New Smyrna Beach for allegedly making her defecate in her front yard during a search of her house for meth.
A March 14 ruling on her case does not reveal what the search produced.
It says Brooks had allegedly been brought outside her home and handcuffed when officers refused her requests to defecate in a private place.
They “told her to ‘just use the restroom right there’ in the front yard, which plaintiff did,” U.S. District Judge Roy Dalton Jr. wrote, summarizing the allegations.
Brooks claimed that the officers then would not help her cleanse and dress herself after she defecated in front of them.
Eventually they allegedly made her undress and change into a plastic jumpsuit. Instead of helping, the officers looked, laughed and yelled at Brooks while she was undressing, the complaint states.
And police officers wonder why they have such a tough time getting cooperation from folks.
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