According to a lawsuit Corley filed against the county, deputies claimed to smell marijuana coming from her car, but found none in a search of the vehicle. And that's when things escalated. A dashcam surveillance video, released Monday by Corley's attorney, shows a handcuffed Corley being thrown to the ground by a female officer. Although the video is somewhat obscured, the lawsuit claims that deputies took off Corley's pants, opened her legs, and searched her, shined a flashlight onto her "naked genital area" and "penetrated her vagina," all in a convenience store parking lot. The video shows Corley lying on the ground with her legs open while two female officers alternately stand and kneel over her for approximately 11 minutes. A male officer stands close by, his back mostly to Corley and the other officers. CBS News decided not to publish the full video, due to its graphic nature. According to Corley's lawsuit, "officers claimed to have found.
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A body cavity search , also known simply as a cavity search , is either a visual search or a manual internal inspection of body cavities for prohibited materials contraband , such as illegal drugs, money, jewelry, or weapons. Body cavities used for concealment include nostrils , ears , mouth , navel , penis urethra and foreskin or vagina , and rectum. It is far more invasive than the standard strip search that is typically performed on individuals taken into custody, either upon police arrest or incarceration at a jail, prison , or psychiatric hospital. Often the procedure is repeated when the person leaves the institution. Body cavity searches may also be conducted at some international border crossings such as the U. Customs and Border Protection when they suspect international travelers of hiding contraband—such as drugs—in their alimentary canal digestional tract. Many articles of contraband are concealable in the body's cavities, via means such as insertion into the rectum. Illegal drugs are often found in condoms and temporarily stowed in the colon , and cylinders such as cigar tubes are used to hide money, intravenous syringes, and knives. Duplicate handcuff keys could be concealed in many body orifices , such as in the nasal passages or underneath the tongue. In a thorough visual body cavity search, a flashlight is used to illuminate common bodily areas, including the nostrils , ears , mouth , navel , penis urethra and foreskin or vulva , and buttocks.
The practice is prohibited, but dozens of lawsuits allege a pattern of humiliating searches of women who consented only to a pat-down. Jeannette Reynoso said she was subjected to a body-cavity search when she visited her husband on Rikers Island in Such searches are prohibited in New York City jails. By Jan Ransom. Jeannette Reynoso dreaded visiting her husband at the Rikers Island jail complex. She knew she would wait hours to be processed, go through several metal detectors and be subjected to a search by dogs sniffing for drugs and weapons.
Harris County deputies suspecting drug possession stripped her naked below the waist. Seconds into the newly-released dash cam video, the year-old woman with no criminal record is pushed face-first to the ground and her head shoved beneath the car. Moments later, a female deputy is seen forcefully prying Corley's legs apart. Corley remains prone, legs pinned against her back for several minutes until a second female deputy arrives. Wearing rubber gloves, that second deputy can later be seen reaching between Corley's legs. While the video cannot conclusively show penetration, officers say they did not invade a body cavity, but did recover a tiny amount of marijuana. In sworn testimony, Corley says she was absolutely violated.