Sunday, 24 October 2021

Austin police officer grope a woman’s breast after pulling her over for a traffic violation

AUSTIN: A video on social media shows a male Austin police officer appearing to grope a woman’s breasts while performing a search following an apparent traffic violation.

In the video, which circulated Tuesday, the woman, identified by police as Rosalinda Nuno Trevino, demands a female officer while the officer continues to search the woman in front of a parked police vehicle.

In a statement published on July 7, the Austin Police Department defended the officer’s conduct. It said the officer, who has not been publicly identified, told Trevino that a female officer wasn’t available.

“He conducted the search in front of a police vehicle where a vehicle camera could document and at least one other officer was present, as required by APD policy,” the statement reads.

The statement also said that Trevino was arrested for multiple traffic violations while following closely behind police vehicles.

“Ms. Trevino was placed under arrest for the multiple hazardous traffic violations to include, running a red light, failure to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians, improper use of a horn, and failure to maintain an assured clear distance,” the statement reads.

The video sparked outrage on Twitter. Several people accused the officer of sexual assault, and activists demanded that he lose his job.

 

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