I assure you what I said happened. The attorney general became involved because of so many complaints.
This happened at a selective road block. The UHP formerly hid in bushes with a trash can in the middle of the road that said "Deposit Contraband Here". They would observe people, while hiding, as they drove by. They claimedmy wifethrew a bag of marijuanna out of the car. I insisted that they take us to jail, and present their evidence on the marijuanna before a judge, because they were lying.We bothoffered to give a blood test immediately at the hospital. They refused and searched our car in the "middle" (not on the side) of a deserted roadway. Myself and my wife have never even been in the presence of someone smoking marijuanna, let alone partook of it.
Selective road blocks are now illegal in Utah (thank God, and Mr. Shurtliff).
To be fair to the officer I will quote exactly what he said. He told me (alonein the middle of nowhere in the presence of another male officer) with his dash camera off, "Sir, you are lucky that we aren't going to strip search her." They also asked if she was "my wife,my girlfriend, or my mistress" I consider my wife fairly attractive, so I'm convinced they were a couple of perverts. At the time we were in our early 20s.
The quote from the sargent ("Go ahead. If your complaint is valid we will offer additional training to the officers") is word for word to the best of my memory.
How would this make you feel about our friends in uniform? It was a wake up call for me. This only happened about 8 years ago, so I would bet itis still happening today. I still see these two officers around town.