New Mexico traffic cops looking for drugs subjected an innocent motorist to a forced colonoscopy

by 1389 on November 6, 2013

in 1389 (blog admin), tyranny, WTF?

I would call this medical rape.

Now the hospital is billing the victim roughly $6000 for the procedure!

This wasn’t the first time the cops had stopped the same motorist for a trivial/bogus reason, searched his car for drugs, and found nothing whatsoever. I wonder whether crooked local cops and/or politicians have been carrying out a personal vendetta against him.

NM traffic cops create unbelievable invasion of privacy

A Lordsburg man has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque alleging that what started as a routine traffic stop ended with him being detained for 15 hours by police and subjected to eight invasive body searches, including a colonoscopy, in a futile attempt to find drugs.

The plaintiff, David W. Eckert, 54, alleges that Deming police officers and Hidalgo County sheriff’s deputies, using an invalid and expired warrant, took Eckert to the Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City where he was subjected to two digital rectal exams; two X-rays, one of them to his chest area; three enemas, after which a hospital nurse and a police officer witnessed each of his bowel movements and examined his stools; and a forced sedation and colonoscopy.

Eckert protested each medical procedure, insisted he was not hiding drugs, and no drugs were found in his body at the conclusion of any of the screenings.

In addition, Gila Regional Medical Center billed Eckert for the law enforcement requested procedures — about $6,000 according to his attorney, Shannon Kennedy.

“They actually sent it to collections,” she said.

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