He says he plans to release dash-cam video of the traffic stop to the media in the hopes of generating enough public outcry to force the county to reopen the case with a new prosecutor. As a result, the deputies were no-billed, and the charges were dismissed.
A Houston attorney and his client have made a decision to go after the Harris County Sheriff's Office in court after oppression charges against two deputies were dismissed.
Texas passed its law requiring a warrant for a body cavity search after two other black women were searched on the roadside. When they didn't find evidence in her vehicle, the deputy summoned a female deputy was summoned to search Corley.
"She tells me, 'Just bend over.' I hesitate ..." Then, to her horror, they handcuffed her, body-slammed her, put her head under her auto, took her trousers off, put her ankles behind her ears, and reached into her vagina.
The Harris County District Attorney's office did not return calls from Reason, but county prosecutor Natasha Sinclair told the Houston TV station KRIV that "no one in this office stands by the search the way it happened", but she also said the officers' "bad judgement" might not rise to the level of criminal offense.
Still shot from a dash cam video of an invasive strip search of Charneisha Corley in Houston.
New video evidence released this week reveals that cops conducted a vaginal search after smelling weed during a routine traffic stop.
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Cammack is calling for an outside prosecutor to investigate.
Though the investigators alleged they found 0.02 ounces of marijuana on Corley and charged her for possession and resisting arrest, the Harris County District Attorney's Office later dropped the charges.
It appears that her trousers are removed as the deputies search her.
After Corley refused, the officers "forcibly threw Ms. Corley to the ground, while she was still handcuffed, pinned her down with her legs spread apart, threatened to break her legs, and without consent penetrated her vagina in a purported search for marijuana", according to the suit.
"There has been no new factual evidence to support dismissal of the case", Cammack said.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a statement to KPRC that the department was "fully committed" to ensuring that residents are treated with respect and dignity and that strip searches are prohibited without a warrant.
Prior to pulling the woman over, another person in the officers' custody heard one of the cops say, "Oh we are going to find something, even if we have to put our hands on her". Protocol for the Harris County Sheriff's Office calls for suspects to be arrested and taken to a substation if a body cavity search must be performed, the Chronicle reported.