Man forced to undergo enemas, colonoscopy and x-ray because he squeezed his behind togetherBy Mason White 8:44 AM November 8, 2013
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By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) Police forced a man, who they suspected of hiding drugs inside his behind, to undergo a series of procedures in order to extract drugs, according to a lawsuit filed against New Mexico Police.
The man said that he was abused after authorities conducted three enemas, a colonoscopy and an x-ray examination. He also underwent several cavity searches simply because he seemed to have clenched his behind.
David Eckert filed a federal lawsuit, claiming he underwent 14 hours of unnecessary medical procedures.
Court documents indicate that Eckert was driving to a Walmart store in Deming, when he failed to stop at a stop sign. He was taken immediately stopped by officers.
When he left his vehicle, an officer reported that he seemed to be clenching his behind. This fact was cited as a probable cause to suspect that Eckert was hiding drugs in his anal cavity. Officials obtained a search warrant and humiliated at a nearby medical center.
Eckert is suing the City of Deming, Deming police officers Bobby Orosco, Robert Chavez, and Hernandez.
He is also suing Hidalgo County police officers David Arredondo, Robert Rodriguez, and Patrick Green.
Also named as defendants in the lawsuit, Deputy District Attorney Daniel Dougherty and Gila Regional Medical Center.