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Layton, UT — On July 25, 2016, Amanda Houghton was hit from behind in her vehicle by another motorist, so she called 911 — for help. However, help was the last thing she would receive. Instead, she was sexually assaulted and falsely arrested.

After the accident, Houghton was naturally shaken up as she’d just been hit by a car traveling at 30 mph as she was sitting still. Her car was totaled.

Instead of realizing that Houghton could be in a mild state of shock, officer G Schatzman mistook her nervousness for intoxication.

Again, instead of providing the help Houghton called for, Schatzman began to treat her as a criminal. According to KUTV, a police report by officer G Schatzman indicates Amanda exhibited odd behavior and gave “short quick answers to questions and she was speaking rapidly. Amanda was unable to stand still and seemed to be making jerky movements,” when he came into contact with her.

Schatzman, who just knew that this innocent woman was a dangerous criminal, issued a field sobriety test. Houghton failed the field sobriety test, but this is common, especially among those who’ve just been in a dramatic accident.

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Houghton was then placed in handcuffs and arrested for DUI. “I was shocked. Who arrests a sober person for DUI?” she said.

After being falsely accused of DUI and placed in handcuffs, Schatzman began to grope his victim. In the video, we can clearly see Schatzman prodding at the innocent woman’s breasts.

When Houghton pulls away in a natural reaction to being sexually assaulted, Schatzman yanks her around like a rag doll. This pulling away by Houghton would later lead to a charge of resisting arrest.

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In Police State USA, pulling away from your armed captor who’s groping your private parts is a punishable offense.

“Don’t touch me!” says Houghton after this cop fondled her breasts.

“I can search you,” says Schatzman, asserting his state-granted power to legally sexually assault women in the name of falsely arresting them.

Naturally, the police department is standing behind their officer’s decision to grope Houghton too.

Lt. Travis Lyman said his officer did the arrest by the book and had reasonable suspicion that Amanda was DUI. He said the search around her breasts is taught in the police academy. Male officers do it when a female officer is not around, according to KUTV.

“That’s standard practice. Anytime someone gets arrested they are going to be searched,” he said. However, police had no reason to arrest her.

After being kidnapped by the armed man who previously sexually assaulted her, Houghton was given a blood test by police. No drugs or alcohol were found in her system. Just for good measure, Houghton was brought to the hospital and given a second blood test — also negative.

Houghton has since retained counsel and is pursuing legal action against her aggressors. In spite of the blood test showing this cop had no reason to arrest her, the city is refusing to drop the charges.

Jonathan Nish, Houghton’s criminal defense attorney, is pushing for the charges to be dropped.

“I don’t’ believe they should have administered the field sobriety tests at all in this case,” he said.

Houghton also retained another attorney to help her seek legal action. Attorney Robert Sykes, who has put the City of Layton on notice that they are seeking legal action, said the officer had no basis for the DUI suspicion in the first place, and the search of her person was a violation of Houghton’s constitutional rights.

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“I think this amounted to an unconstitutional search of a woman without a necessity to do so,” he said.

As you watch the video below, remember that this woman had committed no crime. She had harmed no one. And, she was the one who called the police for help.

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Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.
  • Dingus

    Holy fuck jrock you’re so illiterate it hurts… It’s “you’re” not “your”.. and it’s “to” not “too”. Before you go making fun of other people, maybe go back to 4th grade and learn proper English you dolt.

    • Jabbrock Spicer

      Actually it is “too” so maybe you need some education ,

  • raggz

    never call the cops….

  • William J. Dorsett

    Police arrest non DUI all the time for DUI… I was arrested once because I was driving at 3 in the morning from a friends doing computer work. The cop pulled me over for “broken tail light” The cop said I was drunk.. I was arrested my car was towed. When I was released I went to the impound, immediately took pics of my working non broken tail light.. My lawyer got the case dismissed because the arrest itself was unconstitutional. I imagine she can do the same thing here. Especially with the video… Also that cop lied a male cop can not legally search a female even if she is under arrest…

  • Amir Sahimi

    I am not white and have always been treated with respect by cops/law enforcement officers.

  • pan nat

    I hope she sues the crap out of that city. Let the taxpayers pay for the thugs that they hire.

  • Mike LaFrance

    Jrock your a big mouth loser. Police are cock suckers and you must be a pig lover who sucks cock too.

  • Pamela Hunter

    Jerks… they need to jerk off before work.

  • Luis Aaron Raganork

    The fact that you think a strip searching people on the side of the road your legal knowledge is seriously lacking. Not to mention this man is clearly violations the community caretaker act on its face and will lose in a fair court of record.

  • Julie

    This is the reason people don’t trust cops. This is it, right here. She had just been rear ended. This really upsets me.

  • ironmania

    My friends, it is happening all over the world. Usually the most stupid persons are hired as cops. In the 21st century the cops are asking you to walk on a line (why not singing an opera?). Shame!
    Dark glasses, what an ox!

  • rhn5595

    fuckin pigs- by the book – my ass

  • dj

    snowflake

  • Kim Detorez

    Cops are given pay raises and promotions based on their arrest- conviction ratios. They dont care if they arrest and innocent person. There will be no consequences if they do.

  • Paul Carter

    In Australia we have breathe test units which take about 30 secs from start to finish for a quick result. That way it would be a hell of a lot cheaper then a law suit.

  • Paradox

    The search was by the book as well… Lawyer is only going by the latest bullshit public F’d up opinion on what is right and wrong!!

  • Rory Lamberton

    Now that is a strong and well reasoned argument. Bravo Mike. Bravo.

    • Mike Scott

      Yeah, yeah yeah. I have no time for stupid people.

  • Jeremy Frier

    Why did the search start and end with her tits? Very clear in the video.
    Fucking cop. Charge for sexual assault & throw on body cams.

  • Jeremy Frier

    9/10 help the woman who called to get pregnant?

  • Jeremiah

    so that’s 1 in 10 cops who should be treated as rabid dogs.

  • Phil Williams

    you must be a pig LOL

    • Mike Scott

      Just aVeteran. Meteorologist.

  • John_Duncan_Yoyo

    They need to put up a sign in every police station that reminds officers to assume you are being filmed at all times and it will end up on youtube.

  • Bill McKain

    Another dumbass Dolt45 law & order guy eh? GFY

  • Jabbrock Spicer

    Ahem , you’re wrong too

    • Brother Mark:)

      Perhaps you just need a bit more experience being mistreated at the hands of the police. Until then I suppose we can just agree to disagree.I know that if someone had something really worthwhile to say, it would probably not have anything to do with one’s spelling.

  • Brother Mark:)

    What you’re saying, many people have had the same types of experience, whether it may have had something to do with one’s race in a particular circumstance or not.
    People like Jabbrock Spicer on this thread perhaps need a bit more experience with that. Sadly, this is what will only work for some people which is why they are left with the grand critique of correcting someone’s​ spelling.

  • Brandon Keller

    This is why we don’t lose sleep when police are murdered. Unlawful even after proven wrong. Police state gone wrong. FUCK THE POLICE.

  • Just another “bad apple”. Lmfao

  • When are people going to start taking up arms and taking over police stations like this?

  • This isn’t just an “unconstitutional search”. This is rape. That cop is a rapist.