Woman demands $ 11 million for two police officers baptized her during the arrest
Two police officers Chattanooga, Tennessee, revealing a “roach” inside a womans car, forced her to undress, and then performed a baptismal ceremony.
On September 31, Shandle Marie Riley sued the Hamilton County government and two Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies, Daniel Wilkey and Jacob Goforth.
According to the injured woman, the incident occurred in February. Then the two officers ordered Riley to get out of the car parked on the road. They conducted an illegal search without the presence of a female police officer.
According to the plaintiff, deputies "feel up" her body and forced her to remove her bra and shake out its contents, as she was suspected of possessing methamphetamine. When asked about the search by a female officer, Wilkey replied that this was not regulated by law and that he could independently search her and her car.
It is reported that the woman voluntarily spoke about the presence of a small “roach” of marijuana, but denied the presence of other prohibited substances in her car.
After the two police officers found nothing but a “joint,” Wilkey began asking questions about her religion, faith, and whether she was “saved.” Riley said she believes in God, but she was not "saved."
Having received this answer, the officers suggested that she avoid prison for possession of drugs in exchange for baptism. The lawsuit states that Wilkey “heard voices in his head,” thinking that God was speaking to him, ordering him to baptize a woman.
Deputy led her, waist deep in water and several times completely dipped her.
To date, both officers have declined to comment.
According to the lawsuit, Shandle Marie Riley claims $ 1 million in compensatory damages and $ 10 million in punitive damages.