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Cops Strip Search Mom, "Forcibly" Pull Tampon Out of Her for Maybe Rolling Through Stop Sign

By Chris Sweeney Thu., Aug. 9 2012
Getting pulled over for rolling through a stop sign is whack. But getting pulled over, having a gun pointed in your face, and then being strip searched on the side of the road in front of your two children for rolling through a stop sign is, well, really whack and probably an excessive use of force.

At least. that's what a new lawsuit in the Sunshine State is claiming.
Last July, Leila Tarantino claims that she was pulled over by an officer with the Citrus County Sheriff's Department. In the suit, Tarantino says she came to a full stop and should have never been pulled over in the first place.

A passing cop pulled a u-turn, flashed the lights, and rolled up behind her. Tarantino claims that the cop immediately drew his weapon, pulled her from the car, and refused to explain why he pulled her over. Tarantino's two young children watched all of this unfold from inside her car.

The cop then placed Tarantino in the back of the squad car, where she allegedly sat for two hours. When backup arrived, Tarantino was strip searched on the side of the road, where passing motorists could see everything.

Then, in a gruesome twist, a female officer "forcibly removed" a tampon from Tarantino. Presumably, the cops were looking for drugs, but the lawsuit notes that a drug-sniffing dog was never called in, and cops never found any contraband or anything illegal.
The lawsuit does not name the cops involved but notes that there were five male officers and one female officer.
According to the court filing, cops released Tarantino with a citation.

Here's a copy of the lawsuit:Tarantino Tampon Lawsuithttp://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2012/08/cops_strip_search_mom_pull_tam.php


Added: Aug-13-2012 Occurred On: Aug-9-2012
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  • Yanking tampons doth seem a tad gestapo-ish. Hitler would be proud........

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    • @FatBastard_2010 right? Searching asses and twots for drugs... you want to find drugs go to any fucking bar and I can find them in 10 minutes. Hell I know where a boatload of heroin comes into Brooklyn every week. Fucking horseshit "war".

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    • @PigVomit

      LOL! That shit was funny and absolutely correct on the money. The government has no business in buttholes and coochies.....

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  • Im sorry, but I dont believe her. Something happened, but I cant believe this story.

    In a statement to ABC Action News, the Citrus Count Sheriff’s Department wrote:

    "The Citrus County Sheriff's Office wants to go on record as saying the allegations made in this lawsuit are not only ludicrous, but completely untrue. Yes, a traffic stop was conducted on July 17, 2011. The plaintiff was issued a criminal citation for violation of restrictions on her driver's license. She also was issue More..

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    • @tat2d I think this is all fake to be honest with you. One would think if they were going to sue a county....they couls at least find out the names of the deputies that stopped her. A simple freedom of information request would get that.. But then again it's all over the internet.

      This is why I LOVE MY camera in my patrol car!!!!!!! Keeps lawsuits like this from hapening!! Roll tape! Wondering if one of the deputies had a camera. Then again, in many of these situations, these lawsuits hap More..

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    • @gammyland Anyone that uses both sides of their brain and has any knowledge in police procedures knows this didnt happen.
      Stay safe out there!

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    • @gammyland

      Those cameras have def. saved a lot of cops ass in the past ( no the rhyme isn't on purpose...lol)!

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    • @tat2d Sorry tat, didn't mean to thumbs you down.

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    • @adherna Thats ok Dude, It happens. No worries!

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  • show me the dash cam vid, if it was conveniently turned off during this incident, then this chick deserves a shitton of cash.

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  • IF this is TRUE, ALL and I mean ALL involved should be FIRED on the spot...!!!

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  • In the lawsuit it states that Tarantino was charged with violating restrictions on her license(most likely suspension or revocation, given the actions by officers most likely due to drug related crimes, as is common practice in the U.S.). This means that the likely reason for her being pulled was that the officer at the intersection ran her license plate just to see who owned the car and what crimes were on their record(likely a violation of privacy, as the officer had no suspicion that she had More..

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    • @EmrysM
      I tend to agree with your theory, especially after reading the lawsuit...

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    • @trhew Nice theory, but its not a valid reason for jerking a kotex out of her crotch

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    • @Jegsman Never said it was. It's definitely grounds for a lawsuit against both the department and the officers who violated this woman in just about every way possible(IF that's what happened).

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    • @EmrysM Interesting reading.
      http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_citrus_hernando/Woman-claims-deputies-strip-searched-and-forcibly-removed-feminine-hygiene-product-on-roadside

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    • @Jegsman
      I'm in no way defending these cops, I hope she wins big! No one should have to put up with that type of abuse no matter what their record.

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  • If this is true, this is fucking sick

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  • The lawsuit document.

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/102469000/Tarantino-Tampon-Lawsuit

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  • As bad as this sounds, I think there is more to the story.

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  • I hate cavity searches. Soooo unnecessary. I had one once by NYPD and they were laughing the whole time. At most I should have just gotten a bench summons. It was a frggin joint of weed and I was fully cooperative. They asked if I had anymore and I said yes and gave them the twenty bag I just bought. I was like 20 yrs old. They just wanted to stick a flashlight in my ass and laugh. Jesus. The shit I put up with when I was a drunk.

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    • @PigVomit You enjoyed it. Don't lie.

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    • it wasn't half bad. I did coke with a few of them a few years later. Probably from the same precinct. The flashlight incident was on 5th st and the after hours cop hangout (brownies) was on 12th or 13 th st ... both east side..
      Also a retired cop opened a coke bar in Brooklyn called cokies. Its called the levee now. So many stories ...

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    • @elmerfudd13 and this shit was all pre 9/11. Fuck man it got ridiculously worse after the attacks. Cocaine everywhere and inexpensive. Still is. Corrupt cops had it made. All the attentions turned to antiterror. I did so much coke from 2001 to 2007 I cant believe I never had a heart attack. Not to mention all the steak.

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    • @PigVomit LOL!

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    • @PigVomit Well, it shouldn't have taken 45 minutes, Or sumptin' Mister, -Your 1st mistake was when you turned you head and moaned softly... Did they at least give you a smoke after?

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  • From What I've read on the matter the department said she wasn't even strip searched.

    http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_citrus_hernando/Woman-claims-deputies-strip-searched-and-forcibly-removed-feminine-hygiene-product-on-roadside

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  • this situation smells of stale fish, and in more than just one way too

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  • If true every cop involved should be fired!

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  • Now the rest of the story.

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  • I get a feeling that only half a story is being told here.

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  • hahhahhaa ...you cant not make this shit up

    ...ohhh QUENTIN is going to be so piss off...I bet MACHETE will killo lot of more Cops in the NEXT movie !!

    lol

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  • Maybe the police thought she was soaking her tampon in vodka

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  • pretty fucked if its true, wheres the dashcam?

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  • pussy police force

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  • Fucking pigs are out of control.
    Americans need to stand up.
    They need to be made to remember they serve, they do not govern.
    I am totally against any gun control laws for this very reason.
    The police need to be afraid.
    If they are not, the constitution is not working.

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  • Wonderful how the fucking corrupt piggies in blue are there to always help!

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  • I was accused of a sex offense;
    I told the San Jacinto Police my side, pointed to phoen records and was more then willing to give them my caller id box.
    All that truth didnt matter, they just didnt turn the truth in, but the words are in the report.

    I was involved in an FBI cases that centered on phone records, this is why I pointed them out to the detective; there was no truth, no dna, just he did this and she said that, but the truth, the fact I was harassed was over looked.

    I was the victim More..

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  • after looking at her mug shot...I think she is full of BS

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  • Sow me the tampon and then ill believe it.

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  • imagine if it was you're mum bad shit that,i would not like to live where she does.I smoke weed a lot and I'm usually carrying some on me but at least i know I'm not going to get a fucking gun pulled on me and strip searched by the police if i do get pulled at most they will take it off me and give me a warning get pulled three times with it then I'm in court so far I've been pulled once a few years back with a half ounce of hash by armed response officerS who kept their weapons holstered i even More..

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  • Fucking amazing

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