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Male motorbike cop is accused of groping a woman's breasts during arrest after she ran a red light and challenged officers at a protest march

Footage shows the moment a male police officer appears to touch a woman's breasts as he searches her during an arrest, despite her pleas for a female officer.
Police say Rosalinda Nuno Trevino, 40, was stopped for 'multiple hazardous traffic violations' including 'honking the horn' and 'driving through a red light' near Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas, on July 4.
A video taken by a bystander shows an Austin Police Department officer attempt to search Ms Trevino for concealed weapons, running his hand against her chest twice.  
After the first pass over her breasts Ms Trevino can be heard repeatedly saying 'I demand a female officer' while the person filming accuses the officer of 'manhandling' her. 
Austin Police Department say their officer followed the correct protocol and was unable to get a female officer to attend the arrest as none were available.
They claim the officer conducted the search in front of the police vehicle's camera, with another officer present in accordance with the guidelines.
In the video the man behind the camera can be heard shouting at the officer: 'Don't you f***ing touch her like that. Get your f***ing hands off her. Get a female officer in here now she's f***ing being manhandled.'
After the first pass over her breasts Rosalinda Nuno Trevino, 40, (pictured) can be heard repeatedly saying 'I demand a female officer'
After the first pass over her breasts Rosalinda Nuno Trevino, 40, (pictured) can be heard repeatedly saying 'I demand a female officer'
Austin Police claim the officer conducted the search in front of the vehicle's camera, with another officer present in accordance with the guidelines
Austin Police claim the officer conducted the search in front of the vehicle's camera, with another officer present in accordance with the guidelines
The woman becomes distressed as she is held with handcuffs and is searched by the officer
The woman becomes distressed as she is held with handcuffs and is searched by the officer
The woman becomes distressed as she is held with handcuffs and is searched by the officer 
The video was shared to Twitter by StanceGrounded, a Pakistani-American human and civil rights activist from Detroit.
Despite Austin Police claiming the officer had stuck to protocol many Twitter users were unwilling to accept the frisk as reasonable treatment.
Greg Gingrich tweeted: 'That was not what I consider the back of the hand.'
While one Twitter user by the name of DNT tweeted: 'I guess they have to figure out a way to search the chest area without "molesting" people.'  
Kasy Bee tweeted: 'This could have been avoided. Procedure does not always protect the suspect. Let's talk about how you don't have a Use of Force policy.' 
One user by the name of Stillbloom tweeted: What about the part where he grabs her chest without her consent? Wouldn't that be classified as assault?'     
Twitter users shared their views on the arrest, with some believing the frisk could have been 'avoided'
Twitter users shared their views on the arrest, with some believing the frisk could have been 'avoided'
Tommy Nelms tweeted: 'Looks like a damned if you do and damned if you don't situation. Protect the people walking in traffic by arresting the person trying to drive around Officers to drive through the crowd and get vilified for making the arrest. Just can't please some people.' 
Others called for the police to release the officer's name. 
The allegations against the officer come amid flurry of videos alleging police misconduct in wake of George Floyd's death.   
The full Austin Police Department statement reads: 'APD is aware of a video that is circulating involving the arrest of 40-year-old Rosalinda Nuno Trevino for multiple hazardous traffic violations.
'Regarding Case# 20-1860985, on July 4, 2020, Austin Police Department Motor Unit Officers were riding their motorcycles behind a protest march to keep people safe from vehicular traffic. Ms. Trevino was driving a white SUV behind these motor officers.
'Ms. Trevino began to follow the officers very closely with her vehicle and honk her horn continuously. She drove through empty parking spaces and attempted to move her vehicle around the officers' motorcycles. Officers told Ms. Trevino to stay behind their motorcycles to ensure the safety of the people marching. Ms. Trevino then stopped her vehicle, ran up to an officer and requested his badge number, which the officer provided.
'At the intersection of 2nd Street and Congress Avenue, Ms. Trevino started to honk the vehicle horn a second time and drove through a red light. Ms. Trevino then stopped her vehicle again and approached officers.
'Ms. Trevino was placed under arrest for the multiple hazardous traffic violations to include, running a red light, failure to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians, improper use of a horn and failure to maintain an assured clear distance. As a crowd began to form, officers moved Ms. Trevino to the front of an officer's vehicle to conduct a search before transporting her to jail.
'While conducting the search, he advised Ms. Trevino that a female officer was not available. He conducted the search in front of a police vehicle where a vehicle camera could document and at least one other officer was present, as required by APD policy.' 
The department also shared a copy of their search policy which reads: 'If a subject requests a search by an officer of the same gender, an attempt should be made to have a same gender officer conduct the search. 
'If a same gender officer is unavailable, the search should be conducted in front of a Mobile Audio Video (MAV) recording system, if available, or a second officer should be present.' 
Regarding the method of searching females the policy states: 'Officers will use the backside of their hands and fingers to frisk/search sensitive areas of the opposite gender to include the breast, crotch, and buttocks.' 

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