It also states than officers should explain to the person being searched the reason for the search and how the search will be conducted, and lays out the following guidelines for instances where the person being searched is of a different gender to the officer:
Officers needing to search a person of the opposite gender should do so in front of a Mobile Audio Video (MAV) recording system, if available; otherwise an officer of the same gender as the person should be requested.
According to a GoFundMe page, the woman in question is named Linda Nuno, and she was at a protest earlier that day.
The user who set up the fundraiser also appears to have posted the video to an Instagram page, which alleges that the woman had a personal relationship with the officer in the video, although it's unclear whether there's any basis to these claims, as Nuno doesn't seem to have spoken out on the issue.
The statement alleges that Trevino was arrested for "multiple hazardous traffic violations [including] running a red light, failure to yield right-of-way to pedestrians, improper use of a horn and failure to maintain an assured clear distance".
It also says that the officer advised Trevino that a female officer was not available, and conducted the search as per the police guidelines stated above, and included screenshots of the specific clauses which make his actions permissible.
It's unclear from the video whether these protocols were followed, but given the woman in the video appears visibly distressed, the original poster added that even if this is allowed, it really shouldn't be.
THERE IS NO REASON FOR ANY MALE OFFICER TO HAVE THIS AUTHORITY OVER A WOMAN'S BODY! IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE!
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