Man Suspected of Hiding Drugs Subjected to Eight Anal Probes
To police officers in Deming, New Mexico, 54 year old David Eckert seemed suspicious when he was pulled over for a routine traffic stop; he failed to come to a complete stop at a stop sign. They said he was clinching his butt checks so they suspect he was hiding drugs. Let the probing begin.
Based on the way he was standing and the fact a police dog sniffed the driver’s seat they obtained a search warrant that included a cavity search. Eckert was taken to Gila Regional Medical Center where he underwent eight anal searches. One was a digital penetration of his anus, three enemas, two X-rays and one colonoscopy.
After all the probing and rinsing, no drugs were found! If that’s not bad enough, the hospital sent him a bill for almost $6,000 for service rearend-dered.
Eckert was not charged with a crime and he is now suing claiming his civil rights were violated. His lawyer said it’s about stopping police and doctors from performing sadistic medical procedures that violate the most intimate parts of the body.