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Horror: Police force man to undergo invasive anal operation
The Daily Caller ^ | 11-5-2013 | Robby Soave

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 man’s 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 wasn’t so lucky.

Medical officials stuck their fingers inside Eckert’s rectum, but found no drugs. An enema was next. When that didn’t 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 patient’s 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, Eckert’s 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.


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Oh, and here's the bill.
1 posted on 11/05/2013 12:52:27 PM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

uhhhh they used to let me watch,, for a few seconds,, then,, waaaaaaa....


2 posted on 11/05/2013 12:54:28 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: servo1969

“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.)


3 posted on 11/05/2013 12:55:57 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: servo1969

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


4 posted on 11/05/2013 12:56:22 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: servo1969
Reading this makes me so angry, but I also wonder If there is another side to the story. I try not to have knee jerk reactions to these kind of stories. Also, perhaps the officer hone this guy from before and was enjoying some payback.

I feel so sorry for this guy!

5 posted on 11/05/2013 12:57:09 PM PST by diamond6 (Behold this Heart which has so loved men!" Jesus to St. Margaret Mary)
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To: servo1969
"...that his officers always follow proper protocol."

Then that is one weird and unnecessary protocol that really sounds unconstitutional if you ask me.

6 posted on 11/05/2013 12:57:29 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: servo1969
...and stuck him with the bill.

That's going to piss off the civil trial jury.

7 posted on 11/05/2013 12:58:54 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: servo1969

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.


8 posted on 11/05/2013 12:59:27 PM PST by Uncle Miltie ( "I was all for Obamacare, until I found out I was paying for it." - California Girl)
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To: servo1969

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.


9 posted on 11/05/2013 1:01:01 PM PST by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: servo1969
Medical officials stuck their fingers inside Eckert’s rectum, but found no drugs. An enema was next. When that didn’t 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.

In places like San Francisco, one needs to buy someone dinner in order to get that sort of treatment.

10 posted on 11/05/2013 1:01:42 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Brandonmark

Maybe this is what they call proCtocol.


11 posted on 11/05/2013 1:02:01 PM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: Cementjungle

Ohh geez! :)

Rectum? It nearly killed ‘im!


12 posted on 11/05/2013 1:03:47 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: servo1969

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?


13 posted on 11/05/2013 1:04:26 PM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: servo1969

Guess they never heard of an X-Ray.


14 posted on 11/05/2013 1:06:32 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: servo1969

That’s rape. If that happened to me, and the law didn’t punish the perpetrators sufficiently, I would.


15 posted on 11/05/2013 1:06:50 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: servo1969

Hope he doesn’t have any side-effects...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS-h6ok6LcA


16 posted on 11/05/2013 1:06:52 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: servo1969
“This is something out of a science fiction film.

Exceptr the aliens don't stick you with the bill.

17 posted on 11/05/2013 1:07:05 PM PST by MUDDOG
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To: servo1969

I wonder if he a silver plan.


18 posted on 11/05/2013 1:07:38 PM PST by Redmen4ever
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To: servo1969

As I’ve said many times before, I’m surprised governments have been liberalizing the sodomy laws. Usually they hate competition.


19 posted on 11/05/2013 1:07:49 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: LeonardFMason

Maybe that’s where they get the expression “fingering the suspect.”


20 posted on 11/05/2013 1:07:54 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: USNBandit

He got several of those.


21 posted on 11/05/2013 1:08:02 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: servo1969

Speechless.


22 posted on 11/05/2013 1:08:58 PM PST by major-pelham
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To: USNBandit

“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.


23 posted on 11/05/2013 1:12:11 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: servo1969

You can beat the rap, but you can’t beat the ride.


24 posted on 11/05/2013 1:12:21 PM PST by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: servo1969

” ... including an invasive colonoscopy — and stuck him with the bill.”
That’s not all they stuck him with


25 posted on 11/05/2013 1:13:32 PM PST by daku
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To: servo1969

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...


26 posted on 11/05/2013 1:16:08 PM PST by jonascord (Hurrah for the Bonny Blue Flag that bears a Single Star!)
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To: servo1969

I agree with others here.

Without an ex-ray, its rape.


27 posted on 11/05/2013 1:16:27 PM PST by marron
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To: servo1969
Deming Police then took Eckert to Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. This time, Eckert wasn’t so lucky.

I hope he ends up owning that hospital.

28 posted on 11/05/2013 1:18:02 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: marron

They DID X-Rays. Several of them. And still performed all the invasive procedures.


29 posted on 11/05/2013 1:18:39 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Cementjungle
In places like San Francisco, one needs to buy someone dinner in order to get that sort of treatment.

You are right, sound like date night in the Castro district..........

30 posted on 11/05/2013 1:20:27 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Revolting cat!
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 patient’s rectum, anus, colon and intestine.

"I don't have any drugs!"

"Here, take this then!"

31 posted on 11/05/2013 1:24:18 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Revolting cat!
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 patient’s rectum, anus, colon and intestine.

"VEE HAF VEYS OF MAKING YOU TOK!!!"

32 posted on 11/05/2013 1:24:43 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: servo1969

Words fail me!


33 posted on 11/05/2013 1:24:57 PM PST by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: servo1969
Adding insult to injury, the hospital stuck Eckert with the bill, and has threatened to take him to court to pay it.

He'll be a millionaire by the time he walks out of his suit with the city.

34 posted on 11/05/2013 1:25:31 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Uncle Miltie
But they will always write you a ticket for an obscure traffic violation when you’re trying hard to obey all the rules.

They'll stone you when you're trying to be so good.

35 posted on 11/05/2013 1:26:16 PM PST by MUDDOG
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To: JoeDetweiler
....would all this have been OK if they had found drugs?

How else are we supposed to win the 'war on drugs' unless we nuke anuses from orbit?

36 posted on 11/05/2013 1:26:27 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: servo1969
Doctors at Members Memorial Hospital refused to cooperate, however, telling officers that the search would be unethical.

Obamacare will rid us of ethics-obsessed scum like this.

37 posted on 11/05/2013 1:26:36 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: diamond6
Also, perhaps the officer hone this guy from before and was enjoying some payback.

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).

38 posted on 11/05/2013 1:26:55 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: servo1969

Rectum?


39 posted on 11/05/2013 1:27:40 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: All

“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

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S3209305.shtml#.UnkNLZS9LCQ


40 posted on 11/05/2013 1:29:32 PM PST by deks (BOHICA = bend over, here it comes again)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
That's going to piss off the civil trial jury.

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.

41 posted on 11/05/2013 1:30:45 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (We're At That Awkward Stage: It's too late to vote them out, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: marron
Without an ex-ray, its rape.

X-rays or not, it's rape.

42 posted on 11/05/2013 1:33:41 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (We're At That Awkward Stage: It's too late to vote them out, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: OneVike

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?


43 posted on 11/05/2013 1:33:49 PM PST by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: servo1969

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.


44 posted on 11/05/2013 1:33:58 PM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: dainbramaged

The worst part is that he wasn’t even under arrest!


45 posted on 11/05/2013 1:35:05 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: servo1969

Link sent to Drudge


46 posted on 11/05/2013 1:38:54 PM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: Gen.Blather
They arrested the two elderly and ill residents

When did this happen and what were the residents charged with?

47 posted on 11/05/2013 1:39:22 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Make sure you have removed the kleenex from your pockets before doing laundry)
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To: servo1969

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...


48 posted on 11/05/2013 1:39:47 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: servo1969

He should sue. I hope he wins and the police should go to jail.


49 posted on 11/05/2013 1:40:23 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: servo1969
Oh, and here's the bill.

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.

50 posted on 11/05/2013 1:40:34 PM PST by elkfersupper
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