In south Dakota after being arrested can a male officer search my Jean pockets after I have emptied them
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Though you didn't explicitly say it, I'm assuming that you are a female. Generally, yes, when officers are doing a limited pat search for weapons or searching front pants pockets, officers of the opposite gender may conduct such a search. If they were going to search back pants pockets, they typically use the backs of their hands on the opposite gender. To do a more through search than that, they typically will have a female officer do the search.
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