The male officer allegedly stuck his hand down the girl’s shirt and
touched her chest during the two-hour search in an auditorium full of
students at Harding Middle School on Oct. 24, according to the suit.
What was the search for I hear you cry? Well here’s yet another example of the abysmal failure of zero tolerance.
Lawyer Michael Pileggi said his client told him that the search was being conducted because school officials believed a student might have brought a BB gun to school.
(Emphasis mine). But wait, why didn’t they just use metal detectors to try and find the “weapon of mass destruction”?
The girl said the officer searched her body with the detector wand, which
revealed no evidence of a weapon. He then “physically patted down the
plaintiff touching her inappropriately,” the suit said. The officer
“placed his hand down plaintiff’s shirt and felt around her chest area.”
So let me get this straight, these officers, 8 of them, 6 male 2 female, felt it was necessary to pat down all the students even after they wanded them with a metal detector. A girl so young that she’s probably as flat as a wall and wouldn’t have anyplace to hide anything much less a firearm. None of the school administrators said a damn thing because they “trust” the police without question.
Remember though, beyond the taxpayer having to pay for the abuses by these officers nothing will happen to them thanks to the wonders of qualified immunity.
Every last one of those officers and school administrators should be fired. Training is being used as an excuse to hide a lack of common sense and negligence.
State Sponsored Criminal Count: 181 These 8 are all Does since they weren’t listed. Again if you find them send them to me.
Because as an officer every trusts you so you can do whatever the hell you want despite common sense and logic dictating otherwise. If someone complains, the state will cover your ass.