Another officer was "sniffing my phone as if he had some sixth sense, like he had drug detection powers with his own nose". Daniel, 25, was lining up to get into Subculture Festival at Sydney Olympic Park in when he was approached by a police drug dog. Daniel, whose surname has been withheld for privacy reasons, says he told the police he wasn't carrying any drugs. After they went through his exterior clothes and the inside of his bag, one officer took him into a cubicle and told him to take off all his clothes. Then I had to turn around, squat down, and get back up.
"Humiliating And Embarrassing": This Is What It's Like To Be Strip-Searched At A Music Festival
Here's What It's Like To Be Strip-Searched At A Festival
A teenage girl who was forced to strip and squat in front of police after a false detection by a sniffer dog told an inquiry she "could not stop crying". The girl, who was 16 years old at the time and is known as BRC, said she had been waiting in line on day one of the Splendour in the Grass festival at Byron Bay in After a sniffer dog came and sat next to her, she said an officer said: "Put your hands where I can see them and don't reach for anything. She was told to go to the corner of a tent where a female police officer put on a pair of rubber gloves. The officer first told her to take her denim jacket and denim shorts off and she was then told to take off her lace leotard.
Thank you for signing up. Sorry, it looks like an error occurred. Police officers who conducted strip searches of children hadn't been properly trained and didn't understand the law on what they were doing, a series of landmark watchdog reports has found.
A woman subjected to a "degrading" strip search by police in London is challenging a decision not to punish the officer who authorised it. Koshka Duff was arrested after offering a legal advice card to a black teenager during his stop-and-search. What happened left her with multiple injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD , the academic says. The custody sergeant was cleared of misconduct, and the Met said it was satisfied investigations were thorough.