A woman who was on the roadside talking to her boyfriend on the phone and waiting for him was unexpectedly apprehended by a female police officer. The officer suspected the woman might have drugs hidden. The female police officer strangely pulled the tampon of a woman to execute a vaginal search to determine the trace of drugs.
In August 2014, Natalie D. Simms was searched by retired Detective Mara Wilson to find traces of drugs on her in front of few male police officers. The scene during the search was also recorded by the camera held at Wilson’s car.
Simms was initially approached by the male police officers and requested her to allow the vehicle search, to which she agreed. But the police didn’t find anything illegal and thought of vaginal search. They called Detective Mara Wilson to check on her.
Wilson, in public, pulled the pants and pulled the tampon from the girl and used her flashlight to search the vaginal cavity. The officer held the tampon for approximately 23 seconds in the air.
Even after the thorough search, they didn’t find anything on the women’s body, and the woman was clean. They just humiliated innocent women in public. Natalie D. Simms worried that her human rights and constitutional rights were breached.
She took the brave step and filed a lawsuit in March 2018. The federal lawsuit that was filed in San Antonio and the girl is seeking to get $205, 000 from the city council.
Whether to compensate Natalie D. Simms or not, it solely depends upon the vote in San Antonio that will be conducted on Thursday. The money that will be provided to Natalie D. Simms will come from the city’s self-insurance liability fund.