This case is a perfect example of how far the U.S Customs and Border Protection has gone. With the settlement of this case they will have to take more precautions in order to prevent things like this in the future. They will do less body cavity searches and some new policies will be in place.
A woman recently settled a case against U.S. Customs and Border Protection for an illegal body cavity search. This case should make Customs and Border Patrol agents be more careful in the future when searching suspects. Agents will have to use more common sense and caution before they conduct body cavity searches on suspects in custody.
We have seen a recent uptick in innocent black lives being taken by our US Police. This is likely due to the frustration and anger many officers are feeling from seeing negative action and feelings about them. Understandably, officers should want to join the force to 'Serve and Protect' and if they don't feel that people believe they are doing that, then lashing out may be a natural result. The case against US Customs and Border Protection regarding body cavity searches may cause them to be more aggressive and angry. They may require more body cavity searches, and could potentially let their power position take control. There is potential for risky and dangerous situations, all due to frustration and lashing out.
No, Customs and Border Protection will not be more careful searching suspects in the future. They have no reason to change because they settled a case. We see police departments in the United States settle cases all of the time, then continuously have to settle other cases for similar offenses. Customs and Border Protection will not change what they do because they probably think they did nothing wrong.