Complaint Review: ESCAMBIA COUNTY ALABAMA SHERIFF DEPT
- ESCAMBIA COUNTY ALABAMA SHERIFF DEPT
- Category: Correctional Facilities
I was on I65 in Alabama and was pulled over by the Poarch Creek Indian police for ''weaving in my lane''. The interstate was under construction and the roadway unlevel. I cooperated and my licence, registration ect of myself and my passenger checked out. As we were getting ready to drive away, the officer asked if he could do a quick sesrch of my vehicle. I envoked my 4th admenment rights and explained my attorney advised me to never concent to a search unless there is a warrant and he is present. The officer did not like my reply and informed me he was calling a canine unit to the scene. After about 35 to 40 minuites the canine officer came and walked the dog around the vehicle. He claimed the dog alerted to my side of the vehicle two times. I saw no reaction from the dog.They searched the vehicle and nothing was found on my side of the vehicle. Drugs were found in the passengers purse and subsequiently we both went to jail after being on the side of the road for for over 2 hours while I constantly said I needed to use the restroom. We were driven all over the county by a deputy who drove like the Dukes Of Hazzard boys often going 90 mph or more for no reason. hE THEN TOOK US TO A TRUCK STOP WHERE WE WERE PUT IN ANOTHER PATROL CAR with no AC and driven around another 30 minuites or so before being taken to the jail. By that time, I had urinated on myself. Despite being informed of my disabilities, I was subjected to sleeping on the nasty bug infested floor and exposed to things I am allergic to. I was shackled and handcuffed and the shackles dug into my legs painfully.Because I am disabled and unable to move fast, I was jerked out of the van that transported us across the street to court. Also was made to wear shackles to go 15 feet down the jail corrider to see a psychiatrist who I did not ask to see.
For 3 days I tried to call my attorney on my free phone call but every time the jail staff screamed at me ''YOU CAN NOT CALL YOUR ATTORNEY ON YOUR FREE PHONE CALL. I was not allowed contact with anyone from sunday until Wednesday when I was finally asllowed a call to my daughter who quickly arranged for my release. After my release I was treated at a A;LABAMA hospital emergency room for hours for dehydration and respitory infection and difficulty breathing and hypertension. I am still unable to sleep at night due to the trauma I endured. I understand in third world countries this is not unusual treatment but this happened in the land of the free.! When released from the jail, I had to wewr the paper jumpsuit that unstable mental prisoners wear as my clothes wear reeking of urine. I hope someone reads this and comes to my aid as I am on disability and unable to afford a attorney to fight this charge against me. When I left Florida., I had a concealed weapon permit but the officer said he was keeping it until this is resolved. Also my purse was not allowed to go to the property room at the jail, it was in the rental car at the impound lot for 3 days. My laptop was broken because they pried the battery off when all you had to do was move a lever to release it. I hope something is done because no one deserves to be subjected to such abuse.
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