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Woman arrested for drunk driving sues after video shows her being strip searched.....
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Posted on 10/01/2013 10:53:47 AM PDT by Morgana

FULL TITLE: Woman arrested for drunk driving sues after video shows her being strip searched by four officers and tossed naked into a cell

A Chicago-area woman arrested in May for drunk driving is now suing county police for what she says was an illegal, humiliating strip search by four officers that was all caught on video.

Dana Holmes was nearly three times over the legal blood alcohol limit when she was pulled over and taken to county jail, where surveillance footage shows her being pulled to the ground by a female officer and three male officers.

The 33-year-old was stripped completely of her clothes and left naked in a cell alone, where she cried on the floor for several minutes before police tossed her a ‘padded suit.’

Holmes was transported to the county jail by local authorities who made no note of any combativeness. Footage of her DUI arrest released to the media shows her cooperating and the local authorities made no note of her resisting behavior.

However, Lasalle County police say local cops informed them she was ‘being mouthy and causing problems’ according to the Chicago Tribune.

It is at the county jail where things take a turn. Holmes is shown being searched against a wall by a female officer as male officers watch.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: cops; donutwatch; illinois; lawenforcement

1 posted on 10/01/2013 10:53:47 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

She’s lucky they didn’t take her to some dilapidated building in the ghetto, and shove her out a window.


2 posted on 10/01/2013 10:55:53 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Morgana

Of note, of course, is that this info has to come from a news source outside our country.


3 posted on 10/01/2013 10:59:04 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Morgana

ummmm, from what I’ve seen....really.

NOT GUILTY!


4 posted on 10/01/2013 11:02:22 AM PDT by trappedinnj (Missing Something)
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To: UCANSEE2
Of note, of course, is that this info has to come from a news source outside our country.

Of noted this on several occasions. Why is a British paper running stories of local silliness happening in the U.S.?

5 posted on 10/01/2013 11:04:58 AM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: mbarker12474
Because the American MSM hides all forms of Chicago Thuggery and Political Chicanery?
6 posted on 10/01/2013 11:08:21 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Morgana

She is OBVIOUSLY not guilty.

In fact, I think she was 3 times more sober than legally stone-cold sober - like a -0.24% or even a -0.30 even


7 posted on 10/01/2013 11:09:20 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: F15Eagle

quite obvious: Not Guilty..


8 posted on 10/01/2013 11:21:15 AM PDT by southland ( I have faith in the creator)
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To: UCANSEE2

Oh yeah, she’ll sue, and maybe win... But the rapist creepazoid bastards will get “Suspended with Pay.”
Reminiscient of THE ACCUSED.
Of course if they had deigned to ruffle the Hijab of a Muslimette, they’d all be crucified.


9 posted on 10/01/2013 11:23:12 AM PDT by golux
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To: GilesB

I speculate it was simple as this... the officers said to their pals: “We arrested an attractive babe for DUI, she’s pretty drunk... so anybody wanna see her naked”?


10 posted on 10/01/2013 11:27:24 AM PDT by FiddlePig
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To: FiddlePig

That’s what I’m guessing. Maybe not saying, but certainly thinking.


11 posted on 10/01/2013 11:30:47 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: Morgana

She’ll win this suit hands down. There was no reason other than she “mouthed off”. Apparently it’s against the constitution to say anything but “Yes, sir” and “No, sir” to cops.

She’s very pretty but she could be butt ugly and the cops were still wrong.


12 posted on 10/01/2013 11:36:34 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Morgana

“and left naked in a cell alone”

You can see in the video that she has her black top on.


13 posted on 10/01/2013 11:38:53 AM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: Morgana

I don’t think she should get any money from this lawsuit. Why should she? She’s not out any money. Go ahead and fire the cops if they acted inappropriately. Their actions did not cost her anything monetarily. The lawsuit lottery system needs to end. Why should the taxpayers have to pay off a drunk driver?


14 posted on 10/01/2013 11:40:29 AM PDT by Veggie Todd
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To: Veggie Todd
Go ahead and fire the cops if they acted inappropriately.

. . . or Jesus might come back. Which do you think would occur first?

15 posted on 10/01/2013 11:52:08 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: philetus

It’s not her black top.

” left naked in a cell alone, where she cried on the floor for several minutes before police tossed her a ‘padded suit.”


16 posted on 10/01/2013 11:55:48 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Veggie Todd

I agree with you only as far as the officers being fired and not making the taxpayer pay. This was a serious breach of the woman’s rights by these officer and they should not only pay for it with their jobs but monetarily as well. You are kind of like one of the people on the site that basically said she was driving drunk so whatever happened to her is OK. What she did was wrong, but since when does that give the police the right to trample her rights. I wonder if it was your daughter, would you still feel the same?


17 posted on 10/01/2013 11:57:58 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Veggie Todd

“Why should the taxpayers have to pay off a drunk driver?”

Because the taxpayers’ employees violated her rights. Don’t want to pay? Get some better employees.


18 posted on 10/01/2013 11:58:02 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Yep.

Watched the video at the link above. She was cooperating, when the female officer lifts her right foot, she loses her balance and that’s when the officer on the right puts her in an arm lock and takes her down.

She’ll win the lawsuit.


19 posted on 10/01/2013 12:03:50 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Mastador1
You are kind of like one of the people on the site that basically said she was driving drunk so whatever happened to her is OK.

I didn't say that at all. I'm just saying that what happened to her didn't cost her any money, so why should she get paid? And I don't have a daughter, unless you know something I don't....

20 posted on 10/01/2013 12:06:28 PM PDT by Veggie Todd
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To: FiddlePig
I speculate it was simple as this... the officers said to their pals: “We arrested an attractive babe for DUI, she’s pretty drunk... so anybody wanna see her naked”?

Exactly.

21 posted on 10/01/2013 12:06:35 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Irenic

Yes, it is.


22 posted on 10/01/2013 12:11:10 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: Morgana

This is Gestapo sh!t. What the hell is happening in this country?


23 posted on 10/01/2013 12:16:53 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: philetus

OK


24 posted on 10/01/2013 12:18:08 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: UCANSEE2

Sources for this info that are local to the area.

https://news.google.com/news?ncl=d498F1R-WgSx4MMUBhDaa5wQtX_VM&q=Dana+Holmes+,+Lasalle+County+being+sued&lr=English&hl=en


25 posted on 10/01/2013 12:21:44 PM PDT by deport
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To: Talisker
This is Gestapo sh!t. What the hell is happening in this country?

Whatever it is, most people on this thread are not too unhappy about it.

26 posted on 10/01/2013 12:25:43 PM PDT by HomeAtLast (The original Tea Party entailed a willingness to do without some tea.)
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To: Veggie Todd

It didn’t cost her any money, correct, but it was a violation of her rights. I’m not a big believer in handing out money for simple little things. This is not a simple little thing and I believe the officers involved should pay not only with their jobs but in a monetary award from”them” to her. And as far as the comment about a daughter/ i don’t have to have a daughter, though I do, to imagine how I would feel if this was done to mine. What i don’t want to see happen is if these clowns do get fired all they do is go to work for another department, that happens all the time, they need to really feel some pain for acting this way under the color of authority, them not the taxpayer that hired them.


27 posted on 10/01/2013 12:31:07 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

I understand you opinion on this matter. I just have a different opinion. I do agree with you that the officers should be disciplined - but I don’t think the taxpayers should be. And no money should change hands in this case.


28 posted on 10/01/2013 12:40:12 PM PDT by Veggie Todd
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To: Veggie Todd

Firing plus civil suits.


29 posted on 10/01/2013 12:44:41 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Dead Corpse

I saw it the way you did. I noticed she was all right when her left leg was lifted. That did not look like a kick when her right leg was lifted. It looked reflexive.

Whether she was drunk or not I can’t tell. She seemed composed, wasn’t stumbling and what I did her say on the videos was not slurred or incoherent.

There is no excuse for her being man-handled the way she was. It looks like the cops were just looking for any excuse to jump her, that it was pre-meditated.


30 posted on 10/01/2013 1:05:27 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: trubolotta

Cops need to stick to their assigned responsibilities:

Collecting money for the Welfare State from innocent citizens attempting to legally go about their day.


31 posted on 10/01/2013 1:08:51 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (I REFUSE!)
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To: GilesB

Definitely a case of false arrest.


32 posted on 10/01/2013 1:09:56 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Talisker
This is Gestapo sh!t. What the hell is happening in this country?

It's been this way for a long time. When that storm trooper stuck the gun in Elian's face and the majority of the country cheered, I lost all illusions about the USSA and it's subjects.

33 posted on 10/01/2013 1:14:11 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: Morgana
I don't think she has her shirt on. There is no black sleeve on her shoulder, a portion of her breast is visible from the side and the thing in front of her is stiff, not soft cloth.That's my opinion of it. The police are becoming something that I can no longer respect.

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34 posted on 10/01/2013 1:33:27 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Boogieman

Agreed.


35 posted on 10/01/2013 1:36:00 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Morgana

“If you’re not cops you’re little people”.


36 posted on 10/01/2013 3:23:36 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: mbarker12474
Why is a British paper running stories of local silliness happening in the U.S.?

Um, because the American media won't?

37 posted on 10/01/2013 4:42:58 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: Morgana
she was ‘being mouthy and causing problems’

Oh. Well. She deserves everything she got. Causing problems for the poh-lice isn't tolerated anymore.

38 posted on 10/01/2013 4:44:17 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: Veggie Todd

Is money the only thing you care about? How about dignity and being treated as a human being? Or is it ok for people to treat you any way they please, as long as it doesn’t cost you money?


39 posted on 10/01/2013 7:09:46 PM PDT by LevinFan
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To: LevinFan

So we can put a price on someone’s dignity? Will the money magically make her feel better?


40 posted on 10/01/2013 7:12:03 PM PDT by Veggie Todd
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To: Veggie Todd

Unfortunately, money is the closest she will come to any justice for what they did. And she won’t even likely get that justice from sheltered pigs. That leaves only the local government to answer for it. You and I both know they won’t truly hold responsible those who did this.
And as one person said, the tax payers are responsible for what their government does, including who they hire as cops.You have to be responsible for what your elected government does.

Maybe we should start removing all the protections given to cops, and start voting in sheriffs that understand part of their job is to control their people, not protect them. The sheriff is NOT the union steward, he is the boss. It is time they acted like it.


41 posted on 10/01/2013 7:19:56 PM PDT by LevinFan
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To: Veggie Todd

Oh, in case you missed this part.

Part of the law suite is now the sheriff and local government gets to answer to the voters as to why they are paying for HIS people’s mistakes. That is, if the voters will bother to pay attention to what their cops are doing.


42 posted on 10/01/2013 7:31:33 PM PDT by LevinFan
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To: F15Eagle

Lasalle County is not Chicago.


43 posted on 10/03/2013 2:27:04 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Dead Corpse

“...She’ll win the lawsuit.”
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And if I were on the jury and could influence it, she would win VERY, VERY BIG.

Bad cops (or Sheriff’s deputies) need to be purged from the ranks and made examples of. For every good cop (there was a thread today about a cop having a righteous shootout with a perp motorist who attacked him with a pistol) there seem to be five or six such as these despicable clowns.


44 posted on 10/04/2013 3:19:28 PM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: UCANSEE2

This has been happening in Chicago for decades. I saw
a report in the Village Voice way back when I still
read that rag


45 posted on 10/05/2013 6:58:40 PM PDT by cycjec
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