Twenty four year old, Ashley Dobbs, and her thirty eight year old aunt,
Angel Dobbs, are suing Texas state Troopers Kelley Hellerson and David
Farrell in federal court. Allegedly, on July 13, 2012, female trooper
Hellerson used the same pair of latex gloves to perform anal and vaginal
searches on both of the women, on State Highway 161, in plain sight of
passerby drivers. Apparently, the trooper was searching for drugs.
According to the two plaintiffs, trooper Farrell was the one who initially
pulled them over for littering, and then tried to "morph the situation
into a DWI investigation." Neither of the ladies were even charged
with drunk driving. The ladies also are suing Steven McCraw, who is the
director for the Texas Department of Public Safety, Allegedly, he was
aware of previous problems regarding this kind of behavior by state troopers.
As a Kansas
criminal defense lawyer, I have seen interesting investigations and police conduct.
If you have been investigated or charged with a DUI or other crime and
experienced this kind of treatment, your issues may be subject to a suppression
motion. Additionally, you may have a valid personal injury claim. Contact
our law firm to speak with an experienced attorney now.