Police officers who spent 11 minutes carrying out a vaginal search on a woman during a traffic stop will not face criminal charges.
Lawyers for Charnesia Corley called the horrific incident in Harris County, Texas, “rape by cop”.
The 23-year-old was handcuffed, stripped from the waist down and forced to endure a ‘cavity search’ in full view of a petrol station car park without her consent.
Police say they smelled marijuana when she was pulled over.
After searching her vehicle in vain, a male officer insisted he could smell the drug and called for two female officers to carry out a ‘full cavity’ search.
They claimed they eventually found 0.2 grams of marijuana.
The two women officers were charged with sexual assault as a result of the incident in October 2015.
But the case was dramatically dropped last week on the day the trial was due to begin.
Sam Cammack said his client was a college student with no criminal history.
He said Miss Corley asked for the video to be made public and wants a special prosecutor to review the case.
He told Fox Houston: “One of the officers on the tape, he was talking to a passenger who was already in custody in the officer’s car and you could hear him telling that individual ‘Oh we are going to find something, even if we have to put our hands on her’.
“I feel terrible for what happened to Miss Corley.
“It should never have happened and unfortunately we are in the business of prosecuting criminal offenses and though it may not be criminal, it doesn’t mean she won’t receive justice.”