SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – City Council today is scheduled to vote on a 205-thousand-dollar settlement for a woman who claims a police officer went too far with a cavity search.
Natalie Simms claims she was sitting near a street and talking on her cell phone in 2016 when she was approached by police. They searched her car for drugs and then called for a female officer .
Detective Mara Wilson arrived on the scene to search Simms. The 40-year-old woman claims she was standing with her hands in the air when Wilson told her to spread her legs and proceeded to perform a vaginal cavity search. Simms claims Wilson then pulled out her tampon as male officers were nearby.
After failing to find drugs, police allowed Simms to drive away. Last year, she sued the city and Wilson, who is now retired.
City Council today is scheduled to vote on a $205,000 settlement.