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Tue Nov 5, 2013, 07:35 PM

New Mexico man sues police over forced enemas, colonoscopy

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November 5, 2013 17:44

New Mexico man sues police over forced enemas, colonoscopy

A New Mexico man is suing the city of Deming and several police officers for allegedly forcing him to undergo an anal cavity search, three enemas and a colonoscopy following a routine traffic stop.


A New Mexico man is suing the city of Deming and several police officers for allegedly forcing him to undergo an anal cavity search and other invasive procedures after a routine traffic stop.

Scrap metal tradesman David Eckert claims he was also forced to undergo three enemas and a colonoscopy after officers incorrectly assumed he was carrying drugs.

Eckert was pulled over by police in Deming on Jan. 2, 2013.

Because he appeared to be clenching his buttocks, officers believed Eckert was hiding drugs in his anal cavity, according to KOB-TV.


Read more: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/new-mexico-man-sues-colonoscopy-traffic-stop

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Reply New Mexico man sues police over forced enemas, colonoscopy (Original post)
Judi Lynn Nov 2013 OP
TwilightGardener Nov 2013 #1
sgtbenobo Nov 2013 #2
Dawson Leery Nov 2013 #3
Kelvin Mace Nov 2013 #4
pnwmom Nov 2013 #6
Kelvin Mace Nov 2013 #9
pnwmom Nov 2013 #14
pnwmom Nov 2013 #5
Conium Nov 2013 #7
nolabear Nov 2013 #8
longship Nov 2013 #10
msanthrope Nov 2013 #11
Jim__ Nov 2013 #12
christx30 Nov 2013 #13
mike_c Nov 2013 #15
dougg Nov 2013 #16
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2013 #17
Incitatus Nov 2013 #18
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2013 #19
Incitatus Nov 2013 #20
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2013 #21
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2013 #22

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 07:37 PM

1. Boy howdy, they were just CONVINCED there was something in his ass.

I hope they enjoyed sifting through his poop at the hospital. Jeezus Christ.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 07:42 PM

2. Have you ever met somebody.....

....who is totally sure you have something in your butt only because the have something in theirs?


Carry on

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 07:42 PM

3. Deming needs Bill De Blasio as mayor.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 07:47 PM

4. These people should be criminally prosecuted

- Aggravated sexual assault
- Rape
- Torture
- Abuse under color of authority

Against the police and doctors

Follow up with gross malpractice on the part of the doctors.

I can't wait to hear the excuses they offer.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 07:51 PM

6. At least one doctor refused to participate, so they switched hospitals. n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 08:03 PM

9. Which would invalidate the warrant

The jurisdiction of the warrant was Hidalgo Co. When they removed him from the county, the warrant became invalid.

The FBI should be looking into this.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 08:43 PM

14. Good catch. And they conducted most of the search after the allowed time period.

And they didn't let him call an attorney when he asked for one, claiming that he wasn't under arrest -- though they forced the search on him, which isn't allowed unless a person is under arrest.

They are so screwed.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 07:50 PM

5. I wonder if a lawyer could have stopped this if one had been called.

This is just so totally wrong on so many levels. Good for the doctor who refused to participate -- but I wish someone in the hospital had called a lawyer.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 07:55 PM

7. The police should be in jail.

It is called rape by instrumentation. This is outrageous.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 07:57 PM

8. Professionally, personally, collectively, individually, their relatives, their heirs, their dogs.

I'd sue the damned fillings out of their TEETH. And for good measure I'd use some of the money to put a hoodoo on them that would cause them to WISH something was up in their asses relieving the itch.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 08:12 PM

10. Brilliant, a simply brilliant response.


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 08:15 PM

11. This is a dupe thread of this--

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 08:16 PM

12. Which is a greater threat to our society? A man hiding some drugs up his ass, or a police force ...

... that can do anal cavity searches, and force enemas and colonoscopies on us because they want to see what's up our ass?

And, yes, the question is rhetorical.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 08:18 PM

13. At least that community is safe

from rectal drugs. The Top Cops are on the case (of course, that makes the people of the community the Bottom).

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 08:45 PM

15. frankly, they went to so much trouble that I'm surprised...

...they didn't simply plant the drugs themselves. Must not have felt confident with the doctors as witnesses.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 09:12 PM

16. Just a continuation ?

of the GOP's transvaginal probe desires.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 09:55 PM

17. When I read this ...

my first thought was:

"The City of Deming and the officers are gonna be paying out the ass!"

But then, I thought that would be in poor taste.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #17)

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 10:14 PM

18. The city, the doctors', the hospital.

I'm not a lawyer, but I think there's a number of well funded and insured entities to sue. The cops probably aren't worth much, they should at least lose their badges for this. I don't think any department would want to touch them after they cause a lawsuit/settlement for what this victim is going to get.

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Response to Incitatus (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 10:16 PM

19. Probably not the Doctor or the hospital ...

because of the search warrant. But definitely the City and the cops.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #19)

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 10:24 PM

20. The first docors refused.

Regardless of the warrant, the doctors couldn't be forced to do the invasive procedures without his consent. I'm hoping there's a law that allows them to be sued. They have good insurance and the victim deserves a big settlement, not just for his suffering but to set a precedent to prevent any future events like this. Then cops and doctors will think twice about doing anything so incredibly stupid.

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Response to Incitatus (Reply #20)

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 10:38 PM

21. Nope ...

that's not how it works. A doctor can refuse to perform the procedure and suffer no ill effect; but if a doctor performs the procedure, relying on the warrant, he/she is blameless under the law, unless he/she has reason to believe that the warrant is invalid ... and it's a pretty high bar to prove he/she should have known the warrant was invalid.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 10:46 PM

22. Locking, sorry, this is a duplicate. Please continue discussion and post updates here:

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