I thank Jim Medina for his recent letter concerning the female prisoner forced to disrobe by city male jail staff, and the frivolous defense proffered by city officials.
Why hasn’t this obvious illegal act become an outcry for justice in our community?
It is disgusting that male jail staff would force disrobing by a female prisoner, who had exercised her right to the presence of a female jail staffer – only to have male staff ignore her request.
It is revolting that male staff then tased the female prisoner for her refusal to submit to the illegal search of her person. It is shameful for this city administration to hide behind feeble public employee immunity doctrines.
Olympia’s mayor, city manager and jail staff need to accept responsibility for this outrageous conduct.
Someone among you needs to be fired or resign – and you need to make the female prisoner whole.
Otherwise, what a disgraceful example you are setting for our public service.