Federal Lawsuit Filed to Stop Police Strip Search & Videotaping of Females
On September 28, 2018 a Lawsuit was filed in Federal Court against the City of Beaumont and the Beaumont Police Department for their WRITTEN
POLICY of strip searching and videotaping women and minor girls. Download lawsuit PDF.
The Lawsuit identifies a teenage girl that was stripped of her clothing and videotaped without being arrested or even having a suspicion that the strip search would produce contraband or weapons. The Lawsuit states: “There was no reason to conduct the search at all since the minor was not under arrest.”
The Lawsuit also states that the Beaumont Police Officer: “coerced her into an interview room under the guise of having to take pictures for an investigation into a fight that had taken place days earlier.”
Woman and young girls are being picked up for random reasons and told by the Police that if they don’t consent to being stripped naked and videotaped – they will be arrested. But if they do consent to being stripped and videotaped, then they will be released with no charges.
The Lawsuit further states: “The City created and maintained written policies with knowledge that male officers would routinely view naked female this practice and permitted it to continue in violation of the Fourth Amendment to the United State Constitution. “
Yes, the Beaumont City Council ‘Approved’ a written policy of stripping and videotaping minor girls and young females. But apparently the City Council and Police were not able to collect as many videos of young girls as they ‘desired’.
On July 17, 2018, Beaumont City Council Approved Agenda Item 7: ‘Canine Inspection Services with Beaumont Unified School District’. Less than two months ago ‘Council Approved’ allowing this corrupt Police Department to go onto school campuses with a sniff dog to target young girls. View Agenda.
The specific incident listed in the Lawsuit occurred on December 23, 2017. On October 2, 2018, City Attorney John Pinkney submitted a list of the City’s Lawsuits, but did not include this Federal Lawsuit. View Memo.
Pinkney claimed at the October 16, 2018, City Council Meeting that the City was not aware of the Lawsuit until after October 16th, but that was a lie.
The Lawsuit was put on the October 16, 2018, Closed Session Agenda and there was ‘Reportable Action’. The Beaumont City Council unanimously voted to defend the indefensible and fight the Federal Lawsuit.
Mayor Nancy Carroll, Democrat, Voted to fight the Lawsuit and continue the practice of stripping and videotaping young women and minor children.
Mayor Pro Tem Julio Martinez, a Democrat and teacher at the Beaumont High School voted to fight the Lawsuit and continue the practice of stripping and videotaping young women and minor children.
Lloyd White, a Member of the Tea Party that has a wife and teenage daughter that could be the next ones stripped and videotaped Voted to fight the Lawsuit and continue the practice of stripping and videotaping young women and minor children.
Councilman Mike Lara, the Riverside County Building and Safety Director Voted to fight the Lawsuit and continue the practice of stripping and videotaping young women and minor children.
Rey Santos Voted to fight the Lawsuit and continue the practice of stripping and videotaping young women and minor children because everyone else did and he’s just a seat warmer that follows blindly.
Five City Councilmen and not one of them had the decency to say ‘no’ – not going to support the production of pornography in the Police Department.
Beaumont will go down in history as the single most corrupt City in the State of California and maybe the entire Country.