12.19.13

Body Cavity Search Gone Bad Lawsuit

Posted in Invasion of Privacy at 9:25 am by kevin

What could be a bigger invasion of privacy than the NSA spying on U. S. civilians? How about customs agents forcing a U. S. citizen to a body cavity search and an “observed bowel movement”?

According to CBS Las Vegas, “The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in El Paso said the unnamed 54-year-old U.S. citizen was ‘brutally’ searched by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in December 2012 after being selected for additional random screening at the Cordova Bridge in El Paso when a drug sniffing dog jumped on her. The woman was returning from a visit to a recently deported family friend in Cuidad Juarez, Mexico, the lawsuit said.

“Agents quickly stripped searched her and did cavity searches but found no evidence of drugs, court documents said. But the woman was transported in handcuffs to the University Medical Center of El Paso, the lawsuit said, where doctors subjected her to an observed bowel movement, a CT scan and other exams without a warrant.”