A newly-surfaced police dashcam video shows Harris County Deputies performing an 11-minute cavity search of Charneisha Corley in a gas station parking lot in Houston, Texas, in 2015, reports KRIV.
Corley was pulled over by the deputies for a traffic stop.
Sam Cammack, Corley’s attorney, described the video to the news station:
A 21-year-old African-American, female, college student, had never had any criminal history never been in trouble.
One of the officers on the tape, he was talking to a passenger who was already in custody in the officer’s car and you could hear him telling that individual “Oh we are going to find something, even if we have to put our hands on her.”
This same officer body slammed Miss Corley, stuck her head underneath the vehicle and completely pulled her pants off, leaving her naked and exposed in that Texaco parking lot.
They then took Miss Corley and placed both ankles behind her ears spread eagle position and started to search for something in Miss Corley’s cavity in her vaginal area.
Two of the deputies were supposed to go on trial on Aug. 4, 2017, but the charges were dropped against them that same day.
Corley, who was not charged, told KTRK in 2015: “I feel like they sexually assaulted me! I really do. I feel disgusted, downgraded, humiliated.”
Harris County prosecutor Natasha Sinclair recently told KRIV: “[B]ad decisions, bad judgment may not rise the level of a criminal offense.”
Sinclair did not say what amount of sexual assault that Corley would have to suffer before the deputies could be charged with a new criminal offense.