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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:18 PM

Trooper to Be Terminated Over Roadside Cavity Search

The female Texas trooper who performed a roadside cavity search on two Irving women will be terminated according to the Department of Public Safety.

The two women from Irving are suing Trooper David Farrell, Trooper Kelley Helleson and the director of the Department of Public Safety for what they call an unconstitutional search without probable cause.

On Tuesday DPS spokesman Tom Vinger released the following statement: "The Director of DPS has made a preliminary determination to terminate Kelly Helleson. By policy, she will be given the opportunity to meet with the Director before the decision is finalized."

Helleson was suspended with pay on Dec. 19. Farrell was suspended with pay effective Dec. 21 pending the outcome of an investigation into the incident.

More at http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Trooper-to-Be-Terminated-Roadside-Cavity-Search-188909231.html .

This is an update to the following threads:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10785029 (Texas Group)
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022027962 (General Discussion)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:26 PM

1. Jesus. Apart from a WOW out of line level, totally unsanitary. officer checks anus, then vagina

then without missing a beat or changing gloves checks anus then vagina of second victim. I hope they make loads of cash on the lawsuits.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:30 PM

2. Good

From what I saw on the video, this seems to be an appropriate start.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:38 PM

3. She's Used To Getting Away With Anything

Typical cop, figures she has a badge, a fast car and a gun, so she can just do whatever she pleases.

At least she didn't shoot and kill an innocent. Cops usually get the benefit of the doubt in those cases, and she could have probably claimed self defense, or that the victim reached for a "dark object."

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 07:06 PM

4. No policy under which this is remotely permissible.

 

Sexual assault with agravated circumstances.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 07:16 PM

5. Still out of line.

This says the procedure (cavity search on the side of the highway) was right, just the technique (use of the same gloves) was wrong.

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