Officers exposed a 15-year-old girl’s intimate body parts and removed her sanitary towel because teachers thought she was carrying weed. She wasn’t.
“It’s unquestionably an effort to try and deter victims of police misconduct from speaking up, and that’s reprehensible,” the professor told VICE News.
All female passengers were escorted off a Sydney-bound flight so that authorities could examine their genitals.
They didn’t find any contraband on her.
An inquiry revealed that volunteers watching strip-searches weren't required to have "Working with Children Checks," and one police officer allegedly “ran his hands around” the buttocks of a 17-year-old boy.
The claims are just the latest in a string of allegations that the state police force is abusing their strip-search powers.
Forcing women to remove their clothes and perform humiliating actions should be understood as state-sanctioned sexual assault.
A new report finds that police in Ontario conduct more than 22,000 strip searches every year, mostly by the Toronto Police Service.
Documents revealed teens were being unlawfully strip searched, put in seclusion and restrained by staff members.
Cops in Ontario have been employing strip searches tens of thousands of times a year. Last week, one judge ripped apart a police force for forcing a woman to strip for, seemingly, no reason at all.
After his initial reaction further enraged the public, Quebec's education minister has vowed to look into the strip searching of a 15-year-old student.