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Woman says detective violated her rights

October 10, 2003

Tifton- Melissa Reese says she was riding her bike in the neighborhood around her Daniel Street home when a Tifton Police detective stopped her.

Reese says he called another officer to the scene, then frisked her and made her expose herself.

"He tells me to do my hands like this and he looks under my fingernails and I don't even have any fingernails. Then he makes me pull my lips open and looks all in my mouth and stuff, and then he says lift your shirt and your bra up," Reese says.

Detectives at the Tifton Police department declined to comment on the incident until Reese files a formal complaint, but say all officers comply with standards when frisking a possible suspect.

Posted at 4:00 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com