VIDEO: Women Claim Cops Sexually Assaulted Them, But It Was All On Camera

Pasadena police released dashcam video that showed claims of sexual assault during a traffic stop were untrue.

Pasadena, CA – Police released dashcam video on Tuesday from a 2016 traffic stop that disproved claims by a mother and daughter who said they were sexually assaulted by the officers who frisked them (video below).

Sharell Thompson and her daughter, Sharaya Brown, filed a lawsuit in April that asked for more than $25 million in damages for the alleged violation of their civil rights by Pasadena police officers during a traffic stop at Altadena Drive and Foothill Boulevard on May 2, 2016, the Pasadena Star-News reported.

Police were following the vehicle because they believed it contained evidence from a crime, and then they stopped the car for a traffic violation, Pasadena Police Lieutenant Jason Clawson told reporters.

Lt. Clawson said nothing was found in the women’s vehicle, and they were not arrested or given a ticket, the Pasadena Star-News reported.

In their lawsuit, the women claimed that Officer Brendan Thebea ordered Thompson to lift her shirt, forcing her to expose her breasts.

The suit also claimed the other officer, identified only as “Officer Carey,” used his bare hands to rub between Brown’s legs near her crotch, and that he put his hands in Brown’s front and back pockets and reached inside the back of her pants, the Pasadena Star-News reported.

Acting Pasadena Police Public Information Officer Lisa Derderian said the video showed the allegations in the lawsuit were "baseless" and "unsubstantiated,” according to KNBC.

“We are reacting to false allegations,” Derderian said. “The officers’ actions are professional. They had a kind demeanor when talking to them. We’re fortunate to have the video.”

In the video, one officer can be seen checking a woman for weapons on the sidewalk.

She lifted her shirt up above the waist of her leggings to show the officer her waistband, but at no point did she ever lift her shirt above her bra, contradicting the lawsuit’s claims

"The claims on which the lawsuit rests are easily proven false," Derderian said. "Pasadena Police Department patrol officers initiated a traffic stop based upon a detective investigation and traffic violation witnessed by police. As per department policies and procedures, the officers remained professional the entire time, assessed the situation, speaking with the individuals and conducting appropriate and necessary searches of the individuals -- a waist-band check for weapons -- and of the vehicle. After the vehicle and individuals were searched and questioned, they were free to leave the scene.”

The video also showed the other officer taking the driver out of the car and searching her, and disproved allegations that he had put his hands in her pockets or touched her between her legs.

“When the police department received a personnel complaint, a thorough review of the incident was undertaken per department policy. The in-car camera footage from the patrol car clearly shows that the officers acted appropriately,” Derderian said.

The city released the video on Tuesday morning as a preemptive measure ahead of a planned press conference by Thompson and Brown that was scheduled for Tuesday evening.

After the video was released, the women’s attorney, Dakar Diourbel, cancelled the press conference and released a statement accusing the city of editing the dashcam video.

“Also, corroborating evidence, such as the police unit’s ‘call history’ and any police body-cam footage, has not been produced to date. Furthermore, this version of the video does not contain many of the indications of an authentic police, dash-cam video, such as, time/date stamp, ambient audio, dialogue from the officers, voices of the subjects of the traffic stop, traffic noise, police sirens, etc. Thus, we look forward to viewing a copy of the original police dash-cam video from this encounter,” Diourbel said.

“For these reasons, we are unsure of the extent to which the video released today was ‘doctored’ to give an appearance of a less intrusive search. However, we look forward to the results of any forensic video analysis which should shed light on these perceived discrepancies,” he said.

But the police department was quick to put the kibosh on those allegations.

“The only modification of video of the incident was the intentional blurring of the license plate number of the vehicle, done only to protect the involved individuals,” Derderian said in the statement. “Because the incident occurred in 2016, it was prior to the implementation of body-worn cameras on Pasadena police officers. The City of Pasadena stands by the truth.”

There was no audio with the dashcam video; however, police released audio from one of the officer’s personal recording devices, the Pasadena Star-News reported.

That audio captured Thompson arguing with police about their search procedures, and saying she was embarrassed to be searched because she was a school principal in Pasadena.

“It’s embarrassing. This is embarrassing. I work in this community, I have two jobs,” Thompson said in the recording.

You can watch the traffic stop in the video below:

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PFCPyle
PFCPyle

It's funny how all of the skels and black activists called for police dash and body cameras for years and now they are going to wish they never had them because 99% of time they just prove the police are right.

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

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RunCop
RunCop

Counter sue these bitches !

BruthaV
BruthaV

Their attorney, Dakar Diourbel, appears to be a low-life ambulance chaser in search of a victim. The State Bar of CA has already suspended his license. http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/266565 BTW, it takes a lot to get your license suspended.

rc8888
rc8888

These new films and body cams are sure putting a dent into the police misconduct claims

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

As much as some of you people like to think faking sexual assault is a black thing, it's really more of a woman thing, no matter the race. Video proof is great esp in this case but it takes away the impact of other victims who were truly assaulted.

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

The attorney’s license was suspended because... “Diourbel stated under penalty of perjury that he had completed his MCLE requirements when he had not.“

And he thinks the PD “doctored” the video!?!? He is as big of pos as the mother and daughter team that lied. 🤥

MarineDoc
MarineDoc

These complainants should be turned into prisoners for making false claims of sexual abuse. Perhaps the white officers should pull the race card and file racial complaints the two Negroes.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Nice Spin Mr. Attorney. You should have considered a career ar a Disk Jockey...

jericho777
jericho777

Should be charged with filing a false report, this has got to stop.

Truthrulestheday
Truthrulestheday

@HCD “Video proof is great esp in this case but it takes away the impact of other victims who were truly assaulted.” Quite the contrary. The video will equally confirm a true allegation. The false claims by these low-life ghetto rats takes nothing away from a legitimate claim.

SheepDog1
SheepDog1

Wonder who would hire an attorney with an email address from AOL? diourbel@aol.com SMDH

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

They were barely touched!! 25 million? Ghetto lottery alert!! Cops need to start counter suing for liable and defamation!!! See how quick these POS stop this crap!!

Ladyfluterby
Ladyfluterby

LOL, the attorney is a criminal with a history of lying to the State Bar. His license was suspended and he was put on probation. Yup he's perfect for this case as he understands first hand what his clients are going through trying to prove their lie.

dbosse
dbosse

Until false accusers are arrested, fined heavily and jailed they will continue to make up stuff, hoping the police can not "prove" them false this will continue. Without that dashcam the City would have ended up settling with them for millions. In this day and political climate cops are guilty until proven innocent.

Jones24
Jones24

Guess they will have to get jobs now.

nuccten
nuccten

It's nice to see a mother and daughter doing things together.

Grandmoi
Grandmoi

I would very much like to see laws on the books which would have people arrested for making false claims against police officers...

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

Here's the REAL video: