'Trans' police to strip-search biologically female suspects
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'Male-to-female' transgender police in the UK are fully permitted to strip-search biologically female suspects according to newly-seen police guidelines.
According to police guidelines quietly put into place late last year, male-to-female transgender police officers in the UK are allowed to conduct strip searches on biologically female suspects.
Women who try to refuse such strip searches could find themselves being reprimanded with a so-called “non-crime hate incident“, an entry on an individual’s police record which can sometimes jeopardise a person’s future job prospects.
According to a report by the Daily Mail, the new policing guidelines were put in place in December of last year, but have only recently come to light for the public thanks to a recently retired officer making them available to the British publication.
While strip searches must reportedly be conducted by an officer of the same sex as the subject, the new guidelines are reported to state that, once an officer is recognised as having transitioned by “present[ing] in the gender with which they identify”, they are permitted to conduct strip-searches on the gender they have transitioned to.
“Thus, once a Transgender colleague has transitioned, they will search persons of the same gender as their own lived gender,” the document reportedly says.
The guidelines also go into detail regarding a person’s refusal to be strip-searched by a transgender individual, saying that “‘If the refusal is based on discriminatory views, consideration should be given for the incident [to] be recorded as a non-crime hate incident unless the circumstances amount to a recordable crime.”
“The more I read it, the more shocked I was,” said Superintendent Cathy Larkman, who passed on the guidelines after retiring from service. “This is a devastating blow to women’s trust in the police.”
“Women are not even an afterthought in this guidance — they are completely non-existent,” the recently retired officer claimed. “Everything is geared towards the sensitivities of the officer doing the searching.”
“‘They claim they are trying to be inclusive. But this isn’t inclusive of women and it doesn’t respect their sex,” she went on to say.
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