Disturbing images from dash cam footage shows two Houston police officers strip a college student nude and publicly rape her on the roadside following a “routine” police stop in search of drugs.
As ABC 13 reports, Charnesia Corley was on her way to the store to get medicine for her sick mother in June of 2015 when she was detained by police for allegedly running a stop sign. Within minutes, this routine traffic stop turned into a waking nightmare as cops publicly raped her in search of a plant, NBC News reports.
Incredibly, Harris County authorities reported Friday that the officers responsible for the public rape of an innocent woman on the side of the road would not be charged.
It was the second time the case against them had been presented. The first time, under the previous DA administration, a grand jury indicted the officers and former Sheriff Ron Hickman was furious.
After hearing the news, the attorney for Charnesia Corley announced that they had dash cam video of this sexual assault and they promised to release it.
“Once the community sees this video, they’re going to be outraged, disgusted with what they see and the District Attorney’s Office stuck themselves right in the middle of this case,” Sam Cammack, Corley’s attorney said. Cammack was correct — the video is horrifying and serves as a testament to the immoral and tyrannical devastation the war on drugs leaves in its path.
“A 21-year-old African-American, female, college student, had never had any criminal history never been in trouble,” said Cammack. However, these officers couldn’t have cared less about Corley’s innocence.
According to Harris County Sheriff’s spokesperson, however, this stop was justified and the department did everything by the book. Also, the county prosecutor says nothing illegal happened either.
“No one in this office stands by the search the way it was conducted. No one condones that. No one thinks it’s appropriate. It should not have happened.
“However bad decisions, bad judgment may not rise the level of a criminal offense,” Harris County prosecutor Natasha Sinclair.
When viewing the horrific images below, ask yourself what society would think about people — if they didn’t wear a uniform and a badge — who did this to a woman. Would anyone in their right mind claim that nothing criminal happened if the perpetrators weren’t cops?
“The incident was so horrific that the cops involved in the public rape were actually charged with official oppression. However, like most cops who get charged with a crime, this month, those charges were dropped,” Cammack said.