Your right to remain silent
Posted on Apr 16 2012 at 06:30:14 PM in Law
When we look towards an officer of the law, our first reaction is usually respect for that individual. As children, we are generally taught that police officers are there to protect and serve us during our time of need. If we ever find ourselves having to make a complaint to the police department, the last thing we need to be concerned about is the behavior of the officer who should have been there to help us.
In today's society, with all the promiscuity that goes on, we should in no way be surprised because of the way our fellow brothers and sisters behave, but when an officer of the law, allegedly frisks a female in a manner that is questionable at best, someone has to ask the question, where did we go wrong?
Regardless of where you live, whether it is in New York, Florida or Torrance, if you are being searched by an officer of the law and you are a woman, you have the right to be frisked by a female officer. Certain states and districts consider the searching of a female in custody, bay a male officer as unacceptable and the male officer must wait for a female officer to arrive on the scene to conduct any search. Amazingly enough, some officers still proceed with a pat down and find themselves in situations where they can be accused of sexual misconduct. If you ever find yourself on the wrong side of the law and the personal information that you are being asked to provide is unrelated to the case, simply ask to speak to the sergeant on duty.