Cops mock man’s gen­i­tals dur­ing strip-search

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

A float car­ry­ing Santa Claus moves down Sixth Av­enue dur­ing the Macy’s Thanks­giv­ing Day Pa­rade in New York yes­ter­day. PARA­MUS, NJ (AP): A NEW law­suit ac­cuses New Jer­sey po­lice of­fi­cers of un­justly strip-search­ing a hon­ey­moon­ing Is­raeli man at a mall and mock­ing his gen­i­tals.

The uniden­ti­fied 38-year-old man filed a dis­crim­i­na­tion law­suit in Ber­gen County Su­pe­rior Court on Wed­nes­day.

The law­suit says se­cu­rity at the West­field Gar­den State Plaza mall stopped the man in Novem­ber 2015 af­ter he was ac­cused of shoplift­ing.

When a search of the man’s shop­ping bag un­cov­ered no stolen items, the suit claims at least three Para­mus po­lice of­fi­cers forced him into a cor­ri­dor “open to the pub­lic” and pulled his pants down.

The of­fi­cers were al­legedly “openly laugh­ing” while mak­ing fun of the man’s gen­i­tals, ac­cent and national origin.

The bor­ough’s at­tor­ney said he had not seen the law­suit.

AP

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