DEMING, NM – Police officers in Deming are facing a federal lawsuit after they forced a man into horrific surgical procedures against his will to check him for narcotics which they never found. The public is demanding answers about why a man was forced into enemas, x-rays and colonoscopies and was then billed to pay for the forced medical procedures.
David Eckert was stopped by police after he didn’t make a complete stop at a stop sign. Officers asked him to step out of the vehicle and they noticed that he seemed to be “clenching his buttocks”. Law enforcement believed this to be probable cause that Eckert was hiding narcotics in his anal cavity. While he was being detained, the officers obtained a search warrant from a judge in Deming county for an anal cavity search.
Deming Police attempted to take Eckert to an emergency room in Deming, but a doctor refused to perform the search claiming they believed it was “unethical.” Police decided to take him to a hospital in Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City, the next county over where the physicians agreed to perform the procedures.
Eckert was then subjected to brutal medical procedures against his will. The doctors x-rayed him and saw nothing. Then they stuck their fingers in his anus twice, finding nothing again. After that they inserted an enema and forced him to defecate in front of the doctors and police. The doctors searched his stool and found nothing.
Undeterred, they gave him another enema and then a third, with nothing in the stool. Then they decided it was time for more drastic measures. Doctors x-rayed him again just to be sure and then sedated him to prepare for surgery. Doctors performed a colonoscopy, inserting a camera scope all the way up through his anus, rectum, colon and large intestines.
They never had consent from Eckert for any of the procedures.
“If the officers in Hidalgo County and the City of Deming are seeking warrants for anal cavity searches based on how they’re standing and the warrant allows doctors at the Gila Hospital of Horrors to go in and do enemas and colonoscopies without consent, then anyone can be seized and that’s why the public needs to know about this,” Eckert’s lawyer said.
Eckert’s lawyer is arguing that the search warrant was overly broad and lacked probable cause. Also the search warrant was only valid in Luna County, but the Gila Regional Medical Center is in Grant County. That means that the procedures were performed illegally and had no basis without consent from the patient. The warrant also expired at 10PM, but the procedures weren’t carried out until the following day at 1AM.
The hospital has billed Eckert and threatened to send him to collections if he doesn’t pay for the procedures.
“This is like something out of a science fiction film, anal probing by government officials and public employees,” Eckert’s lawyer said.
Usually anal-rape by police is only metaphorical…
and I’m supposed to mourn when a piggy gets shot on duty. Sureeeeee
Cops with hard-ons over a prospective drug bust? Why am I not surprised?
A lot of these cops have gone completely mad!!!
Disgusting and scary. Who’s next?
Hopefully a fan of the neocon-o-crat statist/fascist police state uniparty.
Are you freaking kidding me. Why do you play politics, this is tyranny vs freedom. And its this happened on Obama watch. Obama broke every law there is… .
So….Who wants the fascist state? Supporters of the constitution only when it suits their needs (liberals), supporters who think the president can assassinate/kill US Citizens without due process (liberals), Supporters that cry out for the deaths of politicians – the rape and murder of their children (liberals), Supporters who call for the murder of anyone that disagrees with them (liberals)…Yeah – good call. Of course you would want this to happen to someone opposing you in political ideology. The rest of us only care that it shouldn’t happen to any human being. What a shocker that you advocate this, since you are…(wait for it)…a Liberal.
I would be Dead and I would disarm one of those cops, and put the gun in his mouth and pull the trigger, they can dig in my ass after im Dead, I will give them warning if you touch me, you will not go home to your family tonight.
The POlice should all loose their Jobs , the DA included . This guy should Sue the Shit out of these Misbegotten SOB’s and Own the County
The officers involved need to go to jail, the doctors involved should lose their license to practice medicine ever again. That man deserves justice.
Sexual assault charges should be brought against all of them
the revolution is way overdue
I am dumbfounded! This is going on in America?…this is just ONE story that WAS reported! How many others are there?!
This is government out of control. As the other comments state, the police officers, DA and judge (he signed off on the warrant) should lose their jobs, be personally liable and all go to jail. The DA and judge should also be disbarred. I would never advocate violence, but if the guy were to get a gun and kill the police officers, DA and judge, I would say that it’s fine with me. But again, I would never advocate violence (are you listening NSA?). Haven’t we had enough with an out of control government? At what point do we say that it’s enough? At what point do you use force to protect yourself? Just asking the questions.
These horrors will continue as long as %90 of people continue to vote under the current 2 party system.
Welcome to the GOP’s police state! They want to drown government in a bucket, unless they are shoving it upUrAss!
You sir, are seriously deluded. Please tell me they don’t allow you near sharp instruments or children.
I’m guess he’s coming into a sh!tload of cash.
thanks obama! 😀
He was lucky not to get framed.
The existing laws to protect the people from this kind of abuse are no longer enforced by the government of any kind, otherwise we would not be dealing with this abuse.
cops look out for their own you think they will go to jail no they won’t they will get a slap on the wrist and a paid vacation on you good luck ha ha ha ho ho ho lolo rofl lmfao Why so serious…
I’d love to know how high the bill is for anally raping him for 12 hours. Has anyone found the amount of the bill?
Do you have a source for that?
That is one of several I have seen. Colonoscopys are expensive. Sheds new light on the term traffic VIOLATION.
FIST! FIST! FIST! FIST! David Eckert! Hahahahaha! FIST! FIST! FIST! AAAHAHAHAHAA!
Not only should each and every law enforcement officer, their supervisors, the police chief, and the judge that signed such an outrageous order……ALL be terminated and jailed, but any and all medical personnel that participated …from the doctor, nurses, and technicians, should all lose their medical licenses and also be jailed. The only health care functions that any of these doctors should be able to do beyond this point ……is emptying bedpans. The hospital itself should be sued out of existence. NONE of these “Medical personnel” have any ethics.
The citizens, homeowners, voters, and taxpayers of this county should all have to foot an enormous bill for the lawsuit that is sure to follow. They are the ones ultimately responsible for allowing their elected and appointed officials to behave in such a reckless manner. Normal people do not behave in this manner. Sane people do not behave in this manner. The propensity to behave this way must have presented itself as being apparent long before this incident. The best that any of these criminals should hope for is that a jury will accept their plea for “Criminal Insanity”.
Note to self: Don’t be “uptight” around cops.