By Mike Sawyer, TheFreeThoughtProject.com
Baltimore, MD — Jermaine Lyons was riding his bike on May 3, 2013 on his way to the park when he was stopped at a store in the 200 block of North Highland Avenue.
According to the lawsuit, police asked Lyons if he had any drugs on him, to which he responded, “no.”
However the police did not believe him. Baltimore Police proceeded to pull down this man’s pants, spread his legs, and conduct a cavity search in the middle of the sidewalk in full view of passersby, according to the lawsuit.
“It’s as simple and outlandish as it appears,” said Isaac Klein, attorney for Lyons. Lyons “was embarrassed and outraged.”
Jermaine Lyons is seeking compensatory and punitive damages for battery, false arrest, false imprisonment and violations of the Maryland Declaration of Human Rights, according to the lawsuit, filed in Baltimore City Circuit Court.
10 days after the alleged cavity search, Lyons was charged with narcotics possession. According to Klein, the two events were not related and court records show that the charges were subsequently dropped in August of 2013. According to Klein, this was yet another negligent error by police who mistakenly arrested and charged Lyons, for which they are filing another civil suit.
The war on drugs has reached prodigious asininity. Police now find it acceptable to sodomize a man in public in a search for an arbitrary substance deemed ‘illegal’ by the state. What person, police officer or not, would be okay with carrying out such a heinous act of sexual abuse to perform their job?
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