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THREE LAWSUITS IN SIX WEEKS
A Lancaster woman last month filed a federal lawsuit accusing a city police detective of sexually assaulting her, putting his hands up her shirt and groping her breasts “on the pretext” of searching for drugs during a 2017 traffic stop.
LNP reported in July on the practices used by county Drug Task Force officers to make prostitution arrests, including an instance in which an undercover officer allowed an alleged perpetrator to complete “several minutes” of a sex act on him before arresting her. Similar cases — and more extreme ones — have cropped up around the state.
From the LNP article pictured above (click here).
Everyone knows the police should not have sex with those in custody but if a bill is needed to absolutely enforce this then let them pass a bill.
But what is the city doing about their police? In a front page article on November 5th about Detective Nathan Nickel allegedly groping the woman’s breasts, LNP notes this is the third federal lawsuit against the city police in six weeks. What is being done about this? This is not acceptable! Is Nickel still on the street?
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