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.”
He got several of those.
“Guess they never heard of an X-Ray.”
They did 2 or 3 X-Rays and saw nothing.
I live not terribly far from this. This is typical.
Things have not changed much in my state since Sheriff Pat Garrett (the actual bad guy) got entangled with Billy the Kid (the actual good guy, or goodish guy).
As posted on another thread, my ranch foreman and me got dragged out of our truck on my ranch by 10 members of some drug enforcement taskforce that was allegedly chasing someone across my ranch (really, they were poaching elk and we caught them).
Anyway, our law enforcement, especially our drug warriors, are completely out of control.
You can beat the rap, but you can’t beat the ride.
” ... including an invasive colonoscopy and stuck him with the bill.”
That’s not all they stuck him with
The most wonderful thing about stories like this is when the “civilians” start using meat hooks and piano wire on these JBTs, the cops will be baffled to realize that no one loves them...
I agree with others here.
Without an ex-ray, its rape.
I hope he ends up owning that hospital.
They DID X-Rays. Several of them. And still performed all the invasive procedures.
You are right, sound like date night in the Castro district..........
"I don't have any drugs!"
"Here, take this then!"
"VEE HAF VEYS OF MAKING YOU TOK!!!"
Words fail me!
He'll be a millionaire by the time he walks out of his suit with the city.
They'll stone you when you're trying to be so good.
How else are we supposed to win the 'war on drugs' unless we nuke anuses from orbit?
Obamacare will rid us of ethics-obsessed scum like this.
Such things happened in Bill Clinton's Arkansas (I'm recalling the cop who held a jar with a prisoner's castrated testicles in it).
“This 4 On Your Side investigation looks into the actions of police officers and doctors in Southern New Mexico.”
KOB4 - NBC TV news in Albuquerque, NM
It sure will. It may also create another Defendant: The Hospital. They have a share in the liability here, so they're probably already on the list.
X-rays or not, it's rape.
They fail me as well. This guy is going to be rolling in the dough after he’s through with that city and hospital. What made these fools think they could get away with this?
I just went to http://www.demingheadlight.com/ The newspaper for Deming New Mexico. The front story is something about an art exhibit.
I couldn’t find this story mentioned anywhere. Seems like the editor doesn’t want to get probed.
The worst part is that he wasn’t even under arrest!
Link sent to Drudge
When did this happen and what were the residents charged with?
The judge and cops will never be held civilly or criminally responsible..
They will all be allowed to continue to have power over the unsuspecting public...
What a nightmare for those who happen to come into contact with these people...
He should sue. I hope he wins and the police should go to jail.
They actually did that.
The other frosting on the cake was that the search warrant was only valid in the county in which it was issued.
The only hospital in that county refused to do all that crap due to what was termed an "ethical violation", so the po-po took him 80 miles into the next county, where all of that was done.
Took him about 10 minutes to find a civil rights attorney. I hope he winds up owning both counties.
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