Three Atlanta Police officers have been placed on administrative duty pending disciplinary decisions after being accused of conducting an illegal strip search & body cavity search.
Two men have alleged that during a traffic stop, officers with Atlanta’s notorious Red Dog Unit humiliated and groped them while searching for illegal drugs. Brian Kidd says he was forced to pull down his pants on the side of the road, while his roommate, Shawn Venegas (below), claims he was cavity searched — all in public and all in broad daylight!
“I feel molested, and I feel like I was raped.” says Venegas, who says he was so traumatized by the incident that he moved to another state.
In an exclusive interview with WSBTV, Brian Kidd, the passenger in the car said members of the Red Dog unit pulled over his friend’s vehicle and forced the driver, Shawn Venegas, to pull down his pants on the side of the road in broad daylight.
He says officers conducted a body cavity search for drugs on Venegas. No drugs were ever found, passenger Brian Kidd said.
“They went to his bottom part. That’s as low as you can go. I don’t think anybody should be subjected to that kind of search,” Kidd said.
“I had to look away because I couldn’t watch my friend be done like that.” Kidd told Philips that an officer also reached down his pants searching his private parts for drugs.
The men are considering filing suit against the City, but attorney’s have delayed filing until the investigation is complete.
On Thursday, Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos issued a response to the accusations.
“The Atlanta Police Department is in the process of concluding the internal investigation into this matter. There is evidence to suggest that some of the officers’ actions during this traffic stop were inappropriate,” Campos said.
“As a result, Chief Turner intends to move swiftly to discipline some of the officers with actions – up to, and including, dismissal.”
According to the department’s website, the Red Dog unit’s mission is to provide a police presence in areas where drug sales and drug-related.
One to the two… the three.. the four.. them dirty Red Dogs is at the doe. And they got everybody on their hands and knees and they ain’t gone leave until they find dem keys.
What y’all really know about the DURRTY SOUTH????