Switzerland 2012. Geneva Police

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Switzerland. Geneva. A police officer is strip searching a prisoner in a cell at the Paquis police station. The young man was arrested because he kicked a police car after a breakup with his girlfriend. The inmate is a swiss adolescent. A strip search is a practice of searching a person for weapons or other contraband suspected of being hidden on their body or inside their clothing by requiring the person to remove some or all of his clothing. The strip search is a mandatory procedure which requires legal authority. It is done by a police officer once a person is arrested and locked in a cell. A police station or station house is a building which serves for police officers. The building contains temporary holding cells and interview/interrogation rooms. Both policemen are wearing a ballistic vest, bulletproof vest or bullet-resistant vest which is an item of personal armor that helps absorb the impact from knives, firearm-fired projectiles and shrapnel from explosions, and is worn on the torso. Soft vests are made from many layers of woven or laminated fibers and can be capable of protecting the wearer from small-caliber handgun and shotgun projectiles. 5.05.12 © 2012 Didier Ruef