An officer who strip searched a teenager three times in a fortnight has had his appeal against his punishment quashed.
Two Essex Police officers were reprimanded during misconduct proceedings which heard the youth was stopped four times in Southend.
On three occasions he was strip searched without an appropriate adult being present.I wonder just what 'appropriate' might mean in this situation. Someone from a zoo?
The report from the IOPC revealed officers believed the teen, referred to as Boy R, was connected to the notorious Bush Boys gang and was carrying drugs.They weren't strip searching him for fun, were they?
On August 17, the boy was strip searched in the back of an unmarked police van and officers found a small quantity of cannabis.
Boy R then swallowed the cannabis and was taken to hospital where he was handcuffed for five hours./facepalm