Two Texas Women Sue Over Roadside Body Cavity Search

DALLAS (December 19, 2012)--Two women are suing the Texas Department of Public Safety over body cavity searches by a female trooper that were recorded by a patrol car camera along a Dallas-area highway.

The lawsuit says the July 13 search of Angel Dobbs, 38, and her niece, Ashley Dobbs, 24, was unlawful.

The Irving women complained to DPS.

DPS spokeswoman Katherine Cesinger declined Tuesday to comment on the lawsuit.

Cesinger says results of a Texas Rangers inquiry were sent to the Dallas County district attorney's office.

The dispute is expected to reach a grand jury next month.

The women say a male trooper told them he saw them throwing cigarette butts out a car window, questioned them about drugs and summoned a female trooper for a search.

The two women say no drugs were found.


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