Policeman Accused Of Stealing Nude Photos From Woman's Phone After Arresting Her For DUI
A policeman in the US has been accused of stealing nude photos from a woman's phone after arresting her for driving under the influence.
According to The Free Thought Project, a member of the California Highway Patrol searched a 23-year-old woman’s phone after he arrested her for a DUI and discovered six explicit photographs.
He then forwarded the images to his phone and attempted to erase the record of the transfer but the woman’s iCloud account showed that the photos were sent to another number while she was in custody.
She then discovered that the number belonged to her arresting officer.
"We think it’s a horrendous breach of the public trust. We believe Officer Harrington committed a clandestine and illegal intrusion into her privacy which is unspeakable considering his sworn duty to protect the public. My client remains understandably distraught as we await further information about who else may possess the photos and what further investigation may uncover,” said the woman's lawyer.
“We’re confident that the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office is committed to determining the scope of this matter, but it’s clear it’s not isolated to one victim or one particular officer because we believe multiple search warrants have been served. As humiliating as this has been to my client, she came forward to prevent the same indignity from ever occurring again."