A male officer stuck his hands in my pockets, lifted shirt to my middrift,& looked down my pants.I filed a complaint no response. What do I do?-Female

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A male officer stuck his hands in my pockets, lifted shirt to my middrift,& looked down my pants.I filed a complaint no response. What do I do?-Female

Asked on April 15, 2009 under Personal Injury, Indiana

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MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

Was this due to a search/pat down based on reasonable suspicion of you carrying weapons or contraband? Were you arrested? He can do what he did based on a pat down as I described.  If you feel he sexually assaulted you or something and you filed a complaint, you can ask for status but you may not be able to find out what happened to him.  Were you arrested? If so, are you seeking information to help you in your defense? California, for instance, has something called a Pitchess motion, wherein you can request the release of specific documents/discipline history of the officer.  Then it goes before the judge in an "in camera" review-- private chambers to determine if documents can be disclosed. 

http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:ZuDj-_6RNbYJ:www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title5/ar14/ch3.html+Indiana+obtaining+police+personnel+records&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

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