Police Search Goes Too Far Up Man’s Anus

It’s like a scene from Breaking Bad where Hank is absolutely convinced there are drugs stuffed up his suspect’s rear end. New_Mexico_State_PoliceIn New Mexico (natch), real life police subjected a man to eight searches, including digital penetration of his anus, three enemas, two X-rays and a colonoscopy. And they still didn’t find any drugs! Reuters reports:

A New Mexico man has filed a lawsuit claiming police subjected him to repeated anal probes and enemas after a routine traffic stop because they suspected he was hiding drugs.

David Eckert, 54, claims violations of his civil rights in the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in New Mexico in August but not make public until this week, his lawyers said on Wednesday.

“This suit is about stopping officers and doctors from subjecting people in their custody and control to unlawful sadistic medical procedures that violate the most intimate parts of the human body,” attorney Shannon Kennedy said.

The legal action stems from Eckert’s treatment by police after he was pulled over in January for failing to come to a complete stop while exiting a Wal-Mart parking lot in Deming, New Mexico.

Officers suspected that he was hiding drugs in his anus, based on the way he was standing and the fact that a police dog alerted to his driver’s seat, and obtained a search warrant “to include but not limited to (plaintiff’s) anal cavity,” according to the lawsuit.

After a medical facility in Deming refused to carry out the procedures, Eckert was taken to Gila Regional Medical Center in nearby Silver City…

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  • Matt Staggs

    “Long arm of the law.”

    • The Well Dressed Man

      I could put you in touch with some people at kink.com who might be interested in your screenplay for “Long arm of the law.” I wonder if it would play better on “Public Humiliation” or “Men in Pain.

      • over2soon

        But will it involve handcuffs? And a tazer? And billy-club probing? An- I should probably stop there.

        • The Well Dressed Man

          Probly in the first 5 minutes

  • Damien Quinn

    Is it wrong of me to laugh at the fact that the medical center billed him for “the services it performed”?

  • Juan

    They may not have found the drugs but I have it on good authority that they did find ” . . . four bars of soap, a Playboy centerfold, three ice cubes, five feathers, Atlantis, the Greek delegate to Boys’ Nation, a cake with a file in it, a white Christmas, a blue Christmas, Pablo Picasso and his brother Elmer, one baloney sandwich with mustard, two Japanese infantrymen who didn’t realize that WWII was over, Prince Buster of Cleavland, a glass-bottom boat, Howard Hughes’s will, a set of false teeth, Amelia Earhart, the first four measures of ‘The Impossible Dream’ sung by the Black Mointain College choir, Howrad Hughes’s other will (another version), the widow of the unknown soldier, six passenger pigeons, middleclass morality, the Great American Novel, and a banana.”
    -Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker

  • northierthanthou.com

    Wow, just wow!

  • InfvoCuernos

    In the article I read earlier, it stated that before the colonoscopy, they sedated him, so basically, to insure he wasn’t holding any drugs, they got him fucked up on drugs. Kinda like the whole “speeding is ok when its a cop chasing a speeder” thing.

  • PFNJ

    Those cops should butt out, am i right?