Skip to comments.Horror: Police force man to undergo invasive anal operation
Posted on 11/05/2013 12:52:27 PM PST by servo1969
When New Mexico police stopped a local driver for committing a minor moving violation, they decided to check whether he was carrying drugs in his anus.
So they procured a warrant, drove him to two different hospitals, forced him to endure eight medical procedures including an invasive colonoscopy and stuck him with the bill.
No drugs were found.
According to medical records, police reports and a federal lawsuit obtained by KOB-TV, police held Eckert until they were able to procure a warrant from a judge to search the mans anal cavity. They then drove him to a nearby hospital and instructed doctors to examine his anus.
Doctors at Members Memorial Hospital refused to cooperate, however, telling officers that the search would be unethical.
Deming Police then took Eckert to Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. This time, Eckert wasnt so lucky.
Medical officials stuck their fingers inside Eckerts rectum, but found no drugs. An enema was next. When that didnt produce the drugs, they gave Eckert two more. He was forced to defecate in front of the medical officials and police, but still, no drugs were found.
Eckert was then prepped for another operation. Doctors knocked him out and gave him a colonoscopy an invasive medical procedure that involves sticking a tube up the patients rectum, anus, colon and intestine.
Before the ordeal was over, Eckert had suffered through eight medical procedures. He objected to each and every one.
Adding insult to injury, the hospital stuck Eckert with the bill, and has threatened to take him to court to pay it.
Adding further insult to injury, the warrant had expired by the time doctors performed the procedures, and the warrant only ever covered procedures in Luna County. Gila Regional is in Grant County.
Eckert has filed suit against the individual police officers who tormented him, the police department and the hospital.
The thought that they could do this to a man in our country is terrifying, said Shannon Kennedy, Eckerts attorney, in a statement to KOB-TV. This is something out of a science fiction film. Anal probing by government officials and public employees?
The local news channel reached out to the Deming Police Chief Brandon Gigante, who referred questions about the incident to an attorney. However, he did maintain that his officers always follow proper protocol.
uhhhh they used to let me watch,, for a few seconds,, then,, waaaaaaa....
“and stuck him with the bill. “
The local sheriff performed a no-knock raid and smashed in the door of my rental unit. They arrested the two elderly and ill residents and left the door on the floor with all the renter’s stuff exposed for theft. They didn’t even prop the door back in place. (Twelve guys in armor. Machine guns and an armored vehicle. I guess I’m lucky they didn’t drive the armored car into the house.)
we have seen this happen all too many times where some judges just sign any search warrant requests that are placed in front of them by police or state authorities
such judges should be both removed from office and put in prison
they make a mockery of our constitutional rights
I feel so sorry for this guy!
Then that is one weird and unnecessary protocol that really sounds unconstitutional if you ask me.
That's going to piss off the civil trial jury.
I’ve never had the cops actually enforce the law against bad guys when they had the opportunity to do so for me.
But they will always write you a ticket for an obscure traffic violation when you’re trying hard to obey all the rules.
Upon arrest most jails make you strip, bend over, spread your cheeks and cough. That is as invasive as it gets. This is utter insanity and the victim will be wealthy when all is said and done.
In places like San Francisco, one needs to buy someone dinner in order to get that sort of treatment.
Maybe this is what they call proCtocol.
Ohh geez! :)
Rectum? It nearly killed ‘im!
I always try to remember that if you took away every break a cop ever gave me, it would probably add up to about 5 years.
This is pretty outrageous, but I don’t think they did it for kicks. I imagine they were pretty darn certain the guy had drugs.
And a side thought....would all this have been OK if they had found drugs?
Guess they never heard of an X-Ray.
That’s rape. If that happened to me, and the law didn’t punish the perpetrators sufficiently, I would.
Hope he doesn’t have any side-effects...
Exceptr the aliens don't stick you with the bill.
I wonder if he a silver plan.
As I’ve said many times before, I’m surprised governments have been liberalizing the sodomy laws. Usually they hate competition.
Maybe that’s where they get the expression “fingering the suspect.”