Report Recommendation 2.12

Pillar 2: Policy and Oversight

2.12 Report Recommendation: Law enforcement agencies should establish search and seizure procedures related to LGBTQ and transgender populations and adopt as policy the recommendation from the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) to cease using the possession of condoms as the sole evidence of vice.

BRPD Alignment

Pending

Current BRPD policy states that searches will be conducted by officers of the same gender as the suspect/arrestee whenever possible. 

1. If a search must be conducted by an officer of the opposite sex, then two officers must be present. 

2. The offense report will reflect the names of both officers, which officer did the actual search, and any significant events that transpired.

 

Resources

 

https://www.brla.gov/DocumentCenter/View/13876/General-Order-281-Search-of-Persons