Tag Archives | traffic stop

Man Subjected to Increasingly Invasive Series of Cavity Searches After Traffic Stop

gifstache.com_1095_1344985207According to the police, David Eckhert failed to come to a complete stop at a stop sign. What happened next sounds like something an ass-obsessed Kafka would write…

Via Lowering the Bar:

Do NOT Clench Your Buttocks in Deming, New Mexico

Why not, you ask? Because it may be interpreted as probable cause to conduct an anal-cavity search.

Or six.

According to this KOB News report, police in Deming, New Mexico, and some doctors they convinced to help them, conducted no fewer than six manual searches of David Eckert’s anus in the hours after they stopped him on January 2. (His crime: allegedly failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign.) The officers asked Eckert to get out of the car. The lawsuit alleges that after he did so, the officers noted that he “appeared to be clenching his buttocks,” and interpreted this as “probable cause to suspect that Eckert was hiding narcotics in his anal cavity.”

Things get much, much worse.Read the rest

Continue Reading