Thursday, November 28, 2013
Woman Pepper-Sprayed In Genitals Sues Police (VIDEO)
"A New Mexico corrections officer is being sued over claims she repeatedly pepper sprayed a suspect's genitals.
Marlene Tapia alleges that Blanca Zapater subjected her to "cruel and unusual punishment" after she was brought to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Bernalillo County on Nov. 22, 2011.
Her lawsuit claims that, during a routine strip search for her suspected parole violation, Zapater and another officer "observed a plastic baggie protruding from Ms. Tapia's vagina."
But instead of asking Tapia to remove the package, Zapater allegedly "sprayed a chemical agent directly on Ms. Tapia's genitals twice.""* The Young Turks hosts Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola breaks it down.