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City & County Settle New Mexico 'Anal Probe' Lawsuit (Stop Sign Runner Recieves $1.6 Million)
KFOX 14 ^ | January 13, 2014 | KFOX 14

Posted on 01/13/2014 6:53:10 PM PST by DogByte6RER

City, county settle NM 'anal probe' lawsuit

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A city and county in southern New Mexico have settled a lawsuit filed by man taken to two hospitals and forced to have anal probes over suspicion of hiding drugs.

Attorney for David Eckert said Monday that Hidalgo County and the city of Deming recently settled their portion of a lawsuit for a total $1.6 million.

The lawsuit, filed against police and sheriff's officials in Deming and Hidalgo County, which borders Mexico, alleges Deming police sought a search warrant for Eckert because they thought he appeared to be clenching his buttocks when he got out of his car in January 2013.

Despite the body searches, no drugs were found.

Hidalgo County and Deming officials both declined to comment about the settlement to The Associated Press.

The lawsuit against doctors and the hospital in the case is still ongoing.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: 4thamendment; analrape; cavitysearch; cops; donutwatch; hidalgocounty; leoabuse; newmexico; police; policemisconduct; policestate; trafficstop; trafficviolation; warondrugs
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1 posted on 01/13/2014 6:53:10 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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Related background ...

“Traffic stop leads to colonoscopy for driver”

http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/features/featured/stories/traffic-stop-leads-colonoscopy-driver-859.shtml


2 posted on 01/13/2014 6:54:19 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

They got off easy.


3 posted on 01/13/2014 6:54:43 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: DogByte6RER

for 1.6 million a cop can check my prostate instead of paying the doctor to do it!!


4 posted on 01/13/2014 6:55:30 PM PST by dalereed
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To: DogByte6RER

Those doing the probes should probably be glad the Stop Sign Runner didn’t eat any of those sugar free Gummi Bears that are all the rage today.


5 posted on 01/13/2014 6:58:14 PM PST by bubbacluck (America 180)
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To: DogByte6RER

GOOD!!


6 posted on 01/13/2014 6:58:26 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: DogByte6RER

Somebody’s property taxes are about to go up...


7 posted on 01/13/2014 6:59:08 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: liege

[ Those doing the probes should probably be glad the Stop Sign Runner didn’t eat any of those sugar free Gummi Bears that are all the rage today. ]

No the cops would have shot them for impeding a police investigation.


8 posted on 01/13/2014 6:59:41 PM PST by GraceG
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To: DogByte6RER

9 posted on 01/13/2014 6:59:48 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Reason 856,465 to abolish the WOD.


10 posted on 01/13/2014 7:01:15 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: who knows what evil?
Somebody’s property taxes are about to go up...

Yep. These settlements ought to come out of their pension funds instead of making the taxpayers cough it up.

11 posted on 01/13/2014 7:02:39 PM PST by Drew68
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To: DogByte6RER

The cops should also register as sex offenders.


12 posted on 01/13/2014 7:03:36 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: Drew68

I’ll bet the department’s official stance is that the officers did nothing wrong.


13 posted on 01/13/2014 7:04:03 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: DogByte6RER

That still leaves Gila Regional and Grant County, not to mention the doctor who participated in the rape. Another million or two should be forthcoming.


14 posted on 01/13/2014 7:07:14 PM PST by pallis
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Last I heard, that was the official position.

/johnny

15 posted on 01/13/2014 7:07:36 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

$1.6M hardly seems like justice but the money should come from the cops, doctors and hospital that did all this and not the local taxpayers.


16 posted on 01/13/2014 7:08:46 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: scripter

Ping


17 posted on 01/13/2014 7:09:51 PM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: GeronL
The taxpayers can take it out on the public employees if they like.

/johnny

18 posted on 01/13/2014 7:10:39 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: DogByte6RER

What is shocking to me is HOW MANY people did cooperate and assist with the anal probe.

“How could SS soldiers follow such obviously horrible orders...?”

THIS IS HOW.

The cops said he was a bad guy, do the anal probe, and THEY OBEYED.

This is similar to how De Blasio got elected, and how very many people don’t care about Bengazi, etc.

I don’t think we’re now so different from 1930’s Germany.


19 posted on 01/13/2014 7:11:21 PM PST by gaijin
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To: JRandomFreeper

official position = Bent over and grabbing your ankles?


20 posted on 01/13/2014 7:12:29 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: gaijin
I don’t think we’re now so different from 1930’s Germany.

No snappy uniforms....

/johnny

21 posted on 01/13/2014 7:12:39 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: gaijin

I definitely look at Nazi Germany in a different way than before — not more positive, of course, but I think I understand how it happened (at least a little more).


22 posted on 01/13/2014 7:13:15 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: Drew68
These settlements ought to come out of their pension funds instead of making the taxpayers cough it up.

Couldn't agree more...if these settlements hit THEM in the wallet; perhaps they would dial it down in the future.

23 posted on 01/13/2014 7:16:44 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: GeronL
$1.6M hardly seems like justice but the money should come from the cops, doctors and hospital that did all this and not the local taxpayers.

That's just the settlement with the city and county, the hospital and doctors part of it hasn't been settled yet.

I agree with other posters in here... the people involved need to be held personally liable for these sorts of things, not just the taxpayers who have to pay these settlements.

24 posted on 01/13/2014 7:18:14 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: DogByte6RER

I’m fine with the payout. But the two cops involved should be in the slammer. Instead, I believe one of them got promoted.

It upsets me that no one lost their job, and no one went to jail for it.


25 posted on 01/13/2014 7:21:44 PM PST by marron
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To: liege

Next time the cops will make the suspect eat the gummy bears instead.


26 posted on 01/13/2014 7:39:07 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: gaijin
What is shocking to me is HOW MANY people did cooperate and assist with the anal probe. “How could SS soldiers follow such obviously horrible orders...?” THIS IS HOW. The cops said he was a bad guy, do the anal probe, and THEY OBEYED.

Spot on!

27 posted on 01/13/2014 7:50:01 PM PST by Flick Lives (Got a problem with the government? Have a complaint. Get a free IRS audit!)
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To: Drew68

Their pensions funds came from the taxpayers also ;)


28 posted on 01/13/2014 7:51:07 PM PST by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: DogByte6RER

The cops could have claimed they were aliens from another world just doing what they normally do.


29 posted on 01/13/2014 8:01:43 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: DogByte6RER

WHAT would have happened if a camera hadn’t been there...?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6L1G4n4wlgs


30 posted on 01/13/2014 8:25:04 PM PST by gaijin
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To: who knows what evil?

Somebody’s property taxes are about to go up...


Somebody knows where these scum sleep/live......


31 posted on 01/13/2014 9:00:18 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ?............................ Enforce the Bill of Rights............ It's the LAW !!!)
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To: gaijin
I don’t think we’re now so different from 1930’s Germany.

We're not. The number of people ready and willing to do anything they are told is limitless.

32 posted on 01/13/2014 9:48:49 PM PST by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: zeugma
I agree. We already have a huge criminal class that has proven they don't care about right and wrong. The moral underpinnings of our nation have been kicked out from under us by Hollywood and the socialists and homos who run the place. Plenty of people living on the edge will do whatever the government demands just to maintain a home.

Lock and load, FReepers.

33 posted on 01/13/2014 9:55:11 PM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“...but I think I understand how it happened...”

I recently read Walter Shirer’s “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich” it was very detailed, to me even a tab boring, but he was there on the scene and a lot of it is first person reporting.

What I took away from it was this: if you are willing to break every law, if you are willing to use violence, if you really don’t care what people will say, you can make a lot of muck.

Are we there yet? I don’t know, but cases like this one are disturbing.

We really need to get a right guy (or gal) in the WH in 2016, someone who will not be willing to let sleeping dogs lie.

We need to shake this snowglobe up.


34 posted on 01/13/2014 10:06:21 PM PST by jocon307
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To: DogByte6RER

The IRS Stunningly Admits Its Own Mafia Tactics
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-01-13/irs-stunningly-admits-its-own-mafia-tactics


35 posted on 01/13/2014 10:15:38 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Drew68

great idea.


36 posted on 01/13/2014 11:49:02 PM PST by goat granny
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To: DogByte6RER

That’s cheap.

If I had been on the jury, I’d have added several zeros and departed for Nevada to escape the tax consequences.


37 posted on 01/14/2014 12:02:53 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: Flick Lives
I cannot imagine anyone giving a colonoscopy to someone without their permission. I had the police bring in a young guy to the hospital and I was the one to admit him. You could tell by the color of his hands and wrists, the cuffs were on to tight, I told the cop that he would have to lessen the cuffs and it was interfering with circulation and he was not going to handcuff him to the bed until the cuffs were loosen. Cop said....I am not going to loosen the god dam cuffs....(he was a bit hostile) I told him OK when I chart this admission, I will describe the condition of the patient and that you refused to loosen the cuffs to allow proper circulation. The cop was dumb but not stupid, he swore again and loosens the cuffs. Nurses notes are legal documents that go to court. If you even misspell a word, you have to initial it and spell the word correctly. A cop is not a medical professional and the doctor and any nurses involved are in for a big surprise when court time comes. Drugs have to be administered for a colonoscopy, it was not a one man procedure...
38 posted on 01/14/2014 12:04:36 AM PST by goat granny
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To: y'all

Background article. . .

4 On Your Side investigates traffic stop nightmare

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S3209305.shtml?cat=500


39 posted on 01/14/2014 2:07:36 AM PST by deks
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To: JRandomFreeper
Last I heard, that was the official offal position.

There, fixed it.

Yeah, that was an offal joke.

40 posted on 01/14/2014 2:53:43 AM PST by Carry_Okie (0-Care IS Medicaid; they'll pull a sheet over your head and take your home to pay for it.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
The taxpayers can take it out on the public employees if they like.

Too rich with possibilities for me to di-jest.

41 posted on 01/14/2014 2:55:19 AM PST by Carry_Okie (0-Care IS Medicaid; they'll pull a sheet over your head and take your home to pay for it.)
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To: gaijin
I don’t think we’re now so different from 1930’s Germany.

A good many Americans weren't so different in the 1930s either.

42 posted on 01/14/2014 2:56:28 AM PST by Carry_Okie (0-Care IS Medicaid; they'll pull a sheet over your head and take your home to pay for it.)
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The $ should come out of the offenders’ pensions.


43 posted on 01/14/2014 2:57:30 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I’ll bet these officers aren’t penalized in the slightest. The city won’t even comment on the settlement.


44 posted on 01/14/2014 3:54:52 AM PST by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger than yours)
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To: DogByte6RER

Note to self: Clench buttocks if asked to step out of car on a traffic stop.

His payday is not over. The suit against the doctors and hospital hasn’t been settled yet.


45 posted on 01/14/2014 5:48:51 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: null and void; Uncle Chip; Pelham; DariusBane

Ping - the city of Deming pays up, and then shuts up.
What happened to the officers? Promotion time?


46 posted on 01/14/2014 6:12:41 AM PST by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger than yours)
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To: mikey_hates_everything

It would be great to see it actually go to trial, and have this story front and center for awhile. I’ll bet there’s a gag order on the city’s settlement, so they can bury this.


47 posted on 01/14/2014 6:16:46 AM PST by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger than yours)
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To: DogByte6RER

Well I’m glad to see the city/county take it in the rear in this case and hopefully the hospital and doctor will too.


48 posted on 01/14/2014 6:19:08 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Alaska Wolf

ping


49 posted on 01/14/2014 9:10:59 AM PST by null and void (It is as if they all had one head. Too bad they don't all have one neck.)
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To: jocon307
We need to shake this snowglobe up.

Stolen for my new tagline...

50 posted on 01/14/2014 9:16:53 AM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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