As this was a traffic stop, the officer had no reason to come in contact with her piercing. No permission was granted by the woman, and so the courts should treat the officer in the same way they would treat an offender. Just because the officer is a part of the law system does not excuse the crude behaviour shown. The law should apply to all citizens, certainly not excluding the police.
This officer should absolutely be found guilty of sexual assault. There is absolutely no doubt that an act like this is sexual assault. The officer would have absolutely no reason, under any circumstances to be touching a women in that area and in that way. This officer needs to be made accountable for his abuse of power.
I believe that a police officer's mission is to serve and protect. Police officers should be a shining example of how citizens should behave to maintain order and peace in our communities. If any other individual had touched this woman in a public venue and attempted to remove her breast piercing, they would be charged with - and most likely convicted of - sexual assault. There is no reason a breast piercing would need to be removed, in public, during a traffic stop.
Yes! Absolutely, an officer who touches a woman's breast in any way, for any reason, should be charged with and found guilty of sexual assault. If a female officer was trying to remove a man's genital piercing, do you not think she would be charged and found guilty? People's private areas are called that for a reason and no one has the right to touch them without permission for any reason.
He had no reason to touch her breast or try to remove the piercing. While breasts are not necessarily sexual, he still touched her in a place that he did not have persmission to do so, and with some sort of sexual intent. He should have left her alone and let the piercing be.