No Sex for Cops in Louisiana
LOUISIANA — June 7, 2018
Louisiana banned cops from having sex with anyone individuals arrested or in custody. Louisiana just became the 19th State to adopt a bill.
The law says there’s no such thing as "consensual sex" between an individual and an arresting officer, because of the power imbalance. Well, apparently, that would present serious problems... And now it is... it will grow inside of everyone, like an infection.
The bill was signed into law earlier this week by Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards. The issue started after a high-profile sexual assault case in New York last September. Two NYPD officers raped an 18-year-old woman in their police van after arresting her with a marijuana package.
"It’s the latest in a wave of states acting on the issue since a high-profile case in New York brought it to national attention last fall. Prior to the New York case, about 15 states had similar laws on the books." said Edwards.
"A person is deemed incapable of consent to sexual conduct with a police officer when the person is under arrest or otherwise in police custody," the Louisiana bill states. Meaning if an officer has sex with someone during an arrest in the state, they can be charged with rape or sexual battery.
“The best way to remove this as a defense for law enforcement is if you put individuals in custody in the same category as people who are drunk, drugged or otherwise incapacitated,” State Sen. JP Morrell said.
Maryland and New York have also recently passed laws that bars cops from having sex with people into custody or arrest. Pennsylvania may soon follow suit. Also under Kansas law, police officers are forbidden from having sex with someone during a traffic stop.