In a blatant violation of the rights of Women to not be forced to touch males in the workplace, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario ruled in 2006 that transsexuals who are strip-searched by police should be able to choose whether it’s done by a male or female officer. The ruling stems from a complaint by Rosalyn Forrester, a transsexual, born as a man, who did not undergo a sex-change operation.
Forrester was strip-searched in 1999 by male police officers in Peel Region just west of Toronto. Police arrested Forrester after his common-law spouse accused him of harassment and breaching a restraining order. Forrester was charged, but those charges were later dropped.
The Peel Regional Police policy had been that an officer of the same sex as the suspect should be used to carry outstrip-searches.