Florida Mom, Says Officer 'Forcibly' Removed Her Tampon During Traffic Stop

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Leila Tarantino, a Florida mother, was pulled over for rolling through a stop sign last July. But what should have been a routine traffic stop allegedly turned into a nightmare.

Tarantino says that officers pulled her from her car at gunpoint, strip searched her and "forcibly" removed her tampon on the side of the road. Now, she's suiing.

Tarantino says she was wrongfully pulled over by an officer with Florida's Citrus County Sheriff's Department, according to the Broward-Palm Beach New Times. In the suit, Tarantino says that although she came to a complete stop, a passing officer hooked a U-turn and pulled her over.

Here is the disturbing account of the incident -- which Tarantino's children allegedly saw while sitting in the backseat -- as reported by the New Times' Chris Sweeney:

The cop then placed Tarantino in the back of the squad car, where she allegedly sat for two hours. When backup arrived, Tarantino was strip searched on the side of the road, where passing motorists could see everything. Then, in a gruesome twist, a female officer "forcibly removed" a tampon from Tarantino. Presumably, the cops were looking for drugs, but the lawsuit notes that a drug-sniffing dog was never called in, and cops never found any contraband or anything illegal.
Five male officers and one female officer were involved.

“None of the officers had any individualized suspicion” about the plaintiff, Tarantino's attorneys write, according to an excerpt from the lawsuit obtained by news agency RT.

The “Citrus County Sheriff’s Department had nothing in its policy and procedures manual regarding when and how it is legal and proper for its officer to perform a strip search and its failure to train its officers evinces a deliberate indifference to the constitution rights of Citrus County citizens.”

Tarantino's attorneys say their client was "unreasonably searched and subjected to intrusive, substantial and unwarranted invasions of privacy," according to RT.

No drugs were found in the search.

Tarantino is now seeking monetary damages, the amount of which will be determined in a trial, and payment of her attorney's fees, according to WTSP 10 News.
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Mags

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Fire. Revoke pensions if it's true.
 

Josh_R

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The dashcams will show if it's true. I guess the new Supreme Court decision must have been misconstrued by these bastions of public service.
 

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Meh cops are doing much worse these days.
 

Lord Zero

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To be fair, that string easily could've been the fuse to a snuke.
 

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[Steve C's Ghost] It's truuuuueeeeee![/Steve C's Ghost]




Too Soon?
 

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Meth face. Never met a meth head that wasn't a full blown liar. The more outrageous the story, the more people will believe it. Enter an ambulance chaser and go for white trash lottery.
 

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Meth face. Never met a meth head that wasn't a full blown liar. The more outrageous the story, the more people will believe it. Enter an ambulance chaser and go for white trash lottery.
They didn't find any drugs. Like I said, the dashcams will prove who is right. I can't imagine someone making up a story this ridiculous if they knew there was video evidence.
 

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They didn't find any drugs. Like I said, the dashcams will prove who is right. I can't imagine someone making up a story this ridiculous if they knew there was video evidence.
Some drunk drivers dont drive around with open containers either. Just because she wasnt carrying doesnt mean she wasnt under the influence or a user.
 

OilyJillFart

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Meth face. Never met a meth head that wasn't a full blown liar. The more outrageous the story, the more people will believe it. Enter an ambulance chaser and go for white trash lottery.
Yep, that's the look all the tweaker skanks have. If you think she's weirdly cute in that picture, just imagine the few remaining teeth in that jizz-hole all brown chipped stumps from neglect and impact.
 
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Meth face. Never met a meth head that wasn't a full blown liar. The more outrageous the story, the more people will believe it. Enter an ambulance chaser and go for white trash lottery.
And one that hasn't been caught as looked up the Florida offender thingy and she wasn't on there. So she wasn't on parole at least.
 

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Wouldn't go as far as saying it's bullshit, but no way was trashlady reasonable during this thing.