Re: Male Police Officer Searches 4 Year Old Girl
Quoting Imam awesome
You described a search.
Gender tends to not be an issue in legal searches. Just as a male doctor can examining a female patient and vice versa, the cop is simply doing a job. Unless there was some inappropriate action (which you have clearly stated nothing even close happened), the cop was performing a search. In most states, a male cop can search a female detainee and a female cop can search a male detainee. They often attempt to have a same gender officer perform the search to avoid any claims of impropriety but it is not generally required by anything more than department rules, if that.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.