HOUSTON -- Two women were subjected to body cavity searches in their bikinis on the side of Highway 288 last year on Memorial Day. They shared new details about what they call an embarrassing experience.
The entire stop was recorded on dash camera by the state trooper who initially pulled over Brandy Hamilton and Alexandria Randle for speeding.
The women were driving home from a trip to Surfside beach.
It s been traumatizing, Hamilton said. It s been a very horrific situation to me.
Authorities suspected they were hiding drugs.
Nothing was found on the women, and they claim gloves weren't changed between searches.
She just came right over and there was no switch out of anything -- which is disgusting, Randle said.
The female trooper in this case, Jennie Bui has been fired. The male trooper, Nathaniel Turner has been suspended during an internal investigation.
The department does not and will not tolerate any conduct that violates the U.S. and Texas constitutions, or DPS training or policy, said DPS Director Steven McCraw.
Both women are suing to send a message.
The police are there to protect and serve, Hamilton said. They did not protect me at all.