Another officer was "sniffing my phone as if he had some sixth sense, like he had drug detection powers with his own nose". Daniel, 25, was lining up to get into Subculture Festival at Sydney Olympic Park in when he was approached by a police drug dog. Daniel, whose surname has been withheld for privacy reasons, says he told the police he wasn't carrying any drugs.
A year-old girl was left fearful and in tears after she was forced to strip naked in front of police at a music festival last year. The inquiry heard the girl — whose name has been suppressed — was one of six children who were strip-searched at the event without a parent or guardian present, a breach of police search powers. It is alleged police asked the girl her age and took her identification but did not call her parents or anyone else capable of caring for her, a breach of their search powers.
Jump to navigation Skip navigation. Since December, the women report that they no longer have to sit for the search, however the most degrading procedure remains in place -- the women are forced to spread their legs while standing and spread their labia while a guard peers into their vaginal cavity. These quotations have been lightly edited for clarity and length.
In addition to being inhumane, strip searches are expensive and waste a ton of taxpayer money. They are also disproportionately ineffective, according to research. A strip search has none of the nuance, ambivalence, and complexity we often have to grapple with in the context of modern-day MeToo allegations. But A strip search is a pretty cut-and-dry act:.
Why is the Metropolitan Police strip-searching so many men, women and children, some as young as ten years old? One every 20 minutes! In one case, four policemen held down a young woman and violently ripped off all her clothes, leaving her naked while other cops watched on CCTV.
A Hong Kong woman arrested during a protest has accused a female officer of conducting an unreasonable full strip search without gloves, and of using a pen to force her to spread her legs. The protester, who gave the pseudonym Ms Lui, was arrested at a protest several weeks ago. She was hospitalised shortly afterwards owing to injuries sustained at the protest.
The search of a person for illegal or contraband articles, such as drugs or weapons, by requiring the removal of enough clothing to allow the inspection of normally private parts of the person's body. Switch to new thesaurus. Mentioned in?
Police are being investigated over breaking the law when they asked a year-old girl to strip naked and squat at last year's Splendour in the Grass, an independent inquiry has heard. It's assessing whether the police "engaged in serious misconduct" when strip searching the teenager. The teenager - who can't be named for legal reasons - told the commission in a statement that she had been lining up for entry into the festival when a drug dog sat down next to her. She said she was separated from her friends at the time, who were entering through another line.
A female protester was not stripped naked during a body search inside a police station, the force says. The woman, who gave the pseudonym Ms Lui, accused police of forcing her to spread her legs with a pen during a strip search inside an unspecified station. She also alleged that a dozen policemen were waiting for her outside the search room.
A strip search is a practice of searching a person for weapons or other contraband suspected of being hidden on their body or inside their clothing, and not found by performing a frisk searchby requiring the person to remove some or all of his or her clothing. The search may involve an official performing an intimate person search and inspecting their personal effects and body cavities mouth, vagina, anus etc. A strip search is more intrusive than a frisk and requires legal authority. Regulations covering strip searches vary considerably, and may be mandatory in some situations or discretionary in others.