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Woman Sues Over Topless Video In Holding Cell

Ashleigh Davis is suing the Leesburg (Fla.) Police Department for allegedly leaving her topless in a holding cell, after arresting her at a music festival while intoxicated. Read the full story here.

October 17, 2012

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John @ 10/18/2012 8:56 PM

Buh Wah. You got drunk. You were disorderly. This whole thing would have been avoided if YOU didnt get drunk. Its like me taking out more loans than I can afford and then suing the banks when my stuff gets repo'd because I'm hulimated. Deal with it.

Simon @ 10/18/2012 9:01 PM

It's everybody else's fault but yours isn't it Princess. You want to behave like an idiot you will get treated like and idiot.

Internal Affairs Cmdr @ 10/18/2012 9:12 PM

What a disgrace for law enforcement. We are here to protect and serve, not strip and gawk! I wonder if it was their daughter or wife that was arrested and their bikini top came off, would they do the exact same thing they did to this female way? The answer is no way. The greatest liability in any police agency is and always will be the prisoner. We are held to a higher standard, if you can’t trust the police to do the right thing who can you trust. Get ready for the punitive damages.

Sir @ 10/18/2012 9:59 PM

We used to see and read teachers going nuts or do things that would look all the teachers look bad. But now, cops? Dont matter if she was drunk. Keep your job as professional as passible.

Bob @ 10/19/2012 5:38 AM

If what is said is true, than they should have asked a female citizen to possibly help restore her dignity before carting her off. Drunk yes, but as someone said before me, if it were our family member we would want them treated decently!

Capt David-retired LA Cou @ 10/19/2012 7:13 AM

Yes, they should have covered her...

S.S @ 10/19/2012 7:31 AM

To I.A. commander. Yeah well it's clear that you went straight from the academy right into the Rat Squad. Clearly no real police work from you. Hope your close to retirement. The arrestee in this case is clearly at fault. Moron don't drink and get stupid and not expect anything to happen. This was your fault ! No one else's. The officers looked like they were trying to figure out what to do, so that it didn't look like the officers were not mishandling the situation. They clearly knew they were being taped. How about taking some responsibility for yourself.

Lyman @ 10/19/2012 8:17 AM

Drunk and obnoxious yes, but to leave her naked laying on the floor is not the professional way to handle the situation, one of the officers should have covered her up. When your an law enforcement officer and you see something wrong, fix it, don't be part of it.

Jason Barnes @ 10/19/2012 8:52 AM

Once she was in custody she should have been treated with respect. And that means, inter alia, OBVIOUSLY covering her up. It's too bad that some officers and their departments have to be taught the expensive way to behave like decent human beings. Yeah, she was drunk and probably obnoxious, but that doesn't give the officers the right to pull c..p like this.

DPB @ 10/19/2012 2:20 PM

37 YEAR STREET OFFICER: THESE COPS WERE WRONG! I understand not being able to do something at the scene, been there done that, but to leave her uncovered in the secure facilities of the police booking area is unacceptable. Anyone who says otherwise is not worthy of the badge!

john@retired Iowa @ 10/19/2012 2:30 PM

Sounds like she was drunk and should have been arrested. She did admit to as much. Once in custody, she still needed to be treated professionally and with respect. Even if a female was not available to assist, a blanket, sheet, or some article of clothing surly would have been available to cover her up, possibly keeping a lot of people out of trouble. Having said that, we don't have all the details of what happened and don't know if they did offer her something to cover herself up and she refused. Get all the facts before reaching a decision. But remember, LOE's are held to a higher standard.

Uncle Mike @ 10/22/2012 10:35 AM

Wow, it always amazes me how fast most people are to pass judgement. There are two sides to every story and we are only being presented with a video and Ms. Davis' perspective. Maybe the officers tried to cover her, only to have her kick it away and spit at them or urinate on it! I'd want to know both sides before making comments in one direction or another.

Dan @ 10/22/2012 12:23 PM

To S.S: you are the idiot. Attitudes like yours should not be tolerated on a department that has any speck of professionalism. To IA Cmdr and DPB: you are right. It wasn't hard for anyone that was a professional to see all they had to do was throw a blanket over her in the holding cell. And I don't believe they did and she kicked it off. When the video was released, I would have made sure it showed my officers trying to cover her. If she kicked it off, so be it.

Internal Affairs Cmdr @ 10/22/2012 8:03 PM

To know-it-all S.S. If this was your wife, daughter or mother would you still have the same opinion? Dan was right you are an idiot.

Jammer @ 1/9/2013 4:43 AM

Nobody here knows all the facts. Yes, a blanket should have been provided assuming nothing else was done not seen in this video. So taking the video at face value, these Officers were wrong.

But for (DPB) to state that an Officer is not worthy of the badge because they may have an opposing opinion is simply childish.
And a comment that a mature Officer should never make. Those alledged years of experience should indicate that much. And yes there are Officers out there with decades of experience who have not learned everything. We all know of one now.

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