San Antonio to pay settlement to woman after detective searched her vagina in middle of street

San Antonio to pay settlement to woman after detective searched her vagina in middle of street

[Ed. – What was wrong with this cop? At least he could have waited until they were on the sidewalk.]

The city of San Antonio wants to make a $205,000 payout to a woman who sued in federal court, alleging that an SAPD detective pulled down her shorts in public and inappropriately searched her vagina for drugs.

City council is scheduled to vote Thursday whether to fund the settlement via the city’s Self-Insurance Liability Fund, according to an agenda posted online.

The lawsuit, filed last year by Natalie D. Simms, alleges now-retired SAPD Detective Mara Wilson conducted an illegal vaginal cavity search on Simms after she was approached by officers while she sat on a curb waiting for her boyfriend.

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The officers asked Simms whether they could search her car for drugs, the suit charges. When the search turned up no contraband, they called for a female officer to search her person.

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