Police Women undergo Cavity Searches (Ventura County Sheriff's Department)

Cynthia Fernandez filed this request with the Ventura County Sheriff's Department of Ventura County, CA.


From: Cynthia Fernandez

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records:

Any and all documents, policies, memos, and complaints concerning female police officers and job-mandated gynecological examinations prior or post-hire.

This is an issue that has been widely reported on: https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/a3eb55/female-recruits-ffirorced-to-undergo-vaginal-exams-by-nebraska-state-patrol-lawsuit-claims

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Cynthia Fernandez

From: Media, VCSD

Cynthia Fernandez,

Attached is the Ventura County Sheriff’s PRA response to your request related to pre/post medical exams.

Captain Garo Kuredjian
Ventura County Sheriff’s Office
Administration / PIO