Police strip-searched 16-year-old girl at Splendour music festival, inquiry hears
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A teenage girl who was forced to strip and squat in front of police after a false detection by a sniffer dog told an inquiry she "could not stop crying". The girl, who was 16 years old at the time and is known as BRC, said she had been waiting in line on day one of the Splendour in the Grass festival at Byron Bay in After a sniffer dog came and sat next to her, she said an officer said: "Put your hands where I can see them and don't reach for anything. She was told to go to the corner of a tent where a female police officer put on a pair of rubber gloves.
Woman Files Suit Claiming She Was Forcibly Strip-Searched by Police
Dana Holmes, 33, alleged that LaSalle County police officers strip-searched her without legal justification and left her naked in a padded cell. The incident unfolded when Holmes was pulled over by police in Marseilles for speeding May She allegedly told police she'd been at a wedding with her boyfriend, and he was too drunk to drive home. Holmes, according to police, had a blood alcohol level about three times the legal limit.
A year-old Aboriginal teenager was left 'traumatised' after being strip searched over a minor offence in Hobart three weeks ago. The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre, who is supporting the 17 year old girl and her family, said it was extremely concerning. Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre's Nala Mansell said she was horrified an Indigenous teenager was forcibly strip searched and her clothes cut off by police. Source: Supplied: Nala Mansell.