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Sun Sep 1, 2013, 08:19 PM

DPS Reinstates Female Trooper, Fires Male Trooper Involved in Cavity Search

After being dismissed for over a year, the Texas Department of Public Safety reinstated the female State Trooper who conducted an illegal cavity search in Brazoria County during a traffic stop in May of 2012 early last month.

As previously reported, this was the second search that occurred last year in which a female agent failed to change gloves between conducting full cavity searches on the women they had pulled over. Both searches were ordered by male DPS agents during traffic stops.

DPS Director Steven McCraw said he was rehiring Trooper Jennie Bui after a grand jury chose not to indict her for the traffic stop in Brazoria County.

While the case is still in litigation, the first of these disturbing cases that occurred in the Dallas area reached a settlement of $185,000 in a federal civil rights lawsuit. There is no information other than the original reports of the female trooper conducting having been fired by the DPS, while the male trooper was placed on paid suspension. Therefore, we can only assume that there are no changes to this situation. Even though both of these cases are eerily similar, only the second of these cases has been deemed worthy of a practical assessment by DPS. Apparently for Director McCraw, these incidents were only worth honestly settling the second time around.

More at http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/14023/dps-reinstates-female-trooper-fires-male-trooper-involved-in-cavity-search .

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