Police Force Defecation and Surgery After Driver Clenched Butt Cheeks During Traffic Stop 

 

New Mexico court documents state that Eckert was driving out of Wal-Mart in Deming when he failed to fully stop at a parking lot stop sign. He was immediately pulled over.

When he stepped out of his vehicle, an officer reported that he appeared to be clenching his buttocks. That fact was cited as probable cause to suspect that Eckert was hiding narcotics in his anal cavity. Officers obtained a search warrant and Eckert’s humiliating examination began at a nearby medical center.

 

  1. Eckert’s abdominal area was X-rayed; no narcotics were found.
  2. Doctors then performed an exam of Eckert’s anus with their fingers; no narcotics were found.
  3. Doctors performed a second exam of Eckert’s anus with their fingers; no narcotics were found.
  4. Doctors penetrated Eckert’s anus to insert an enema. Eckert was forced to defecate in front of doctors and police officers. Eckert watched as doctors searched his stool. No narcotics were found.
  5. Doctors penetrated Eckert’s anus to insert an enema a second time. Eckert was forced to defecate in front of doctors and police officers. Eckert watched as doctors searched his stool. No narcotics were found.
  6. Doctors penetrated Eckert’s anus to insert an enema a third time. Eckert was forced to defecate in front of doctors and police officers. Eckert watched as doctors searched his stool. No narcotics were found.
  7. Doctors then X-rayed Eckert again; no narcotics were found.
  8. Doctors prepared Eckert for surgery, sedated him, and then performed a colonoscopy where a scope with a camera was inserted into Eckert’s anus, rectum, colon, and large intestines. No narcotics were found.

 

 

February 27, 2014

Update:

The Associated Press reports that the city of Deming, New Mexico, where David Eckert was pulled over for a rolling stop last January, and nearby Hidalgo County have agreed to settle a civil rights lawsuit he filed after cops from those two jurisdictions forced him to undergo a humiliating exploration of his digestive tract. The city and county will pay Eckert $1.6 million, which amounts to $200,000 for each of the increasingly intrusive searches performed on Eckert at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City: two X-rays, two digital probes of his anus, three enemas, and a colonoscopy, none of which discovered the slightest trace of the drugs that police claim to have thought he was hiding inside himself. Eckert also sued various Deming and Hidalgo County police officers; the hospital, which billed him more than $6,000 for these indignities; and two physicians, Robert Wilcox and Okay Odocha, who executed the elaborate assault under the cover of medicine.

“It was medically unethical and unconstitutional,” Shannon Kennedy, Eckert’s attorney, told A.P. “He feels relieved that this part is over and believes this litigation might make sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else.” Eckert added:

“I feel that I got some justice as I think the settlement shows they were wrong to do what they did to me. I truly hope that no one will be treated like this ever again. I felt very helpless and alone on that night.”

Although this measure of justice is welcome, it is too bad we may never get a definitive ruling on the legality of Eckert’s dehumanizing ordeal, which was inflicted based on a search warrant that police obtained by claiming a drug-detecting dog “alerted” to the driver’s seat of Eckert’s pickup truck. They also said he seemed nervous and was standing with his legs together, which suggested to them that he was concealing contraband up his butt. That last detail received a lot of attention, but it seems clear that the warrant would not have been issued without the alleged dog alert. The Supreme Court has said such evidence by itself provides probable cause for a search unless the suspect can show the dog is unreliable—an opportunity that does not arise until long after the search is carried out.

 

 

92 Responses to “Police Force Defecation and Surgery After Driver Clenched Butt Cheeks During Traffic Stop…Video”

  1. HeGotFiredRight, Reply

    The officers that decided to push forward with this investigation are incredibly pathetic human beings. If they haven’t been diagnosed with some sort of illness, they need to be ASAP. The officer or officers involved require medication and must be investigated. I’m wondering if this wasn’t a personal vendetta? Or maybe the officer belongs to a gang? I don’t know. Everybody already knows that these officers are pathetic, I just feel the need to say it.

    • SS, Reply

      I hope he Sue’s the sh_t out of the town of Deming. no pun intended.

    • Bill, Reply

      Push forward is definitely putting it lightly.

    • OXYRUSH, Reply

      This is just unreal. Even IF he DID have something up there, everything that followed the initial “pat down” was ridiculous. Even if he was hiding something, he couldn’t have been hiding THAT MUCH. If you’re hiding narcotics in yourself, you’re probably addicted to them which means you feel as if you need them more than regular people feel they need AIR. We need a policy of “peace officers” not police officers.

    • daz, Reply

      If they did this to me I would hunt them all down and execute them!

    • Viagra Standstandswell, Reply

      It seems the entire police force is made up of masochists that get “off” on humiliating people. Me I would not get mad. No, I would get even and sue for all the money I could from the city, file personal lawsuit against each and every policeman and doctors involved. Making sure they never work anywhere as doctors or police officers any where.

    • dan, Reply

      This man was raped. It is that simple.

    • gigi, Reply

      there are people in need of medical attention that don’t get that kind of service. maybe these cops should be advocates for people who need medical attention, they get it done at any cost.

  2. rachel, Reply

    This is ridiculous and the Dr’s should have refused for medical reasons. Repeat enemas are not healthy and invasiveness when there is no evidence each step of the way- using sedation which has hazards, a colonoscopy which ALSO has hazards is police power run mad.
    i hope NM get a Federal Investigation and those involved are fired. i would think the AMA would have something to say about the Dr’s cooperating in invasive and unnecessary procedures.

  3. chelle, Reply

    absolutley rediculous. maybe the cops were gay and wanted a show, maybe they just wanted to be assholes. this is the world we live in people and this is who we are letting be in control. all people involved need to be SHOT or at least fired along with all the cops who shoot for no good reason, and who beat people up for no good reason. these cops do not deserve a ducking badge they are scum!

    • Chuck, Reply

      Sorry to say, Chelle, but I happen to be gay, and I really didn’t appreciate the first line of your comment. I can’t speak for ALL gay men, but even though I am gay, I wouldn’t do anything sick like this, as the officers had done. Gay does not mean sick. A man can be gay and yet still behave like a respectable human being, like yourself. :-) Thank you.

      • Jamie, Reply

        Thank you Chuck. I am straight, but I also found his comment to be ill-informed, discriminatory, and generally completely out-of-line. This sort of behavior has absolutely nothing to do with sexual orientation and everything to do with power complexes. It seems like a case of Social Dominance Orientation and abusive authority allowed to go much to far to me.

      • TheDans, Reply

        Here here! Perfectly stated

      • Robin Mills, Reply

        Well said. Everything aint for everybody. I would not be happy if my sons were gay. As a mother I naturally see them with my Daughter in law. That is not to say that I think ill of anyone who takes part in things outside of my scope of acceptance or understanding. That comment was not in good taste and you corrected it well.

        • Liam, Reply

          I hate to say this Robin – but your son might be gay – but closeted. Hiding the truth from you since he knows how saddened you would be if you were to find out. And perhaps he is married but living a somewhat unfortunate life. So — Wouldn’t it be better to accept our children for who they are rather than who we wish that they would be . . . and wish for their happiness and fulfillment above all else. Accepting a ‘son in law’ just as whole heartedly as a ‘daughter in law’. ?

      • Dina, Reply

        Just because the police were WRONG does not mean that they were not gay. What man would want to put his fingers in another man’s anus? A gay man! The length that these police went was BEYOND the PALE! Yes, it was wrong! However, no straight man (no pun intended) would have gone this far to abuse this man and humiliate him. This man was RAPED; the police put their fingers into his anus and probed him = RAPE! Getting offended that someone pointed out the obvious is a red herring argument; the police sexually took advantage of this man.

        • barkeep, Reply

          The article said that the DOCTOR did the cavity check(aka anal probing) not the police. They just watched. And if clenching your butt cheeks is probable cause that a crime may have been committed , WHAT NEXT?! What in the heck were the police doing that they would even notice that his butt cheeks were clenched? WTF?!!!!!

      • Chris, Reply

        Chuck, relax. She didn’t say that all gay people are depraved. She said that maybe these cops happened to be gay. It is already established that they are depraved individuals. Sheesh.

    • Tom, Reply

      You’re as pathetic as the cops to relate to sexuality for their action. Really? Are you 3?

    • Anon, Reply

      The first hospital they took him to the doctors actually did refuse to do the procedure the cops then took him to a 2nd hospital and found willing doctors.

    • NC Josh, Reply

      This doctors at the first hospital did refuse. Apparently they stated that it was unethical, so the cops took him to another hospital (which apparently had no issue performing the ridiculous and unwarranted tests). Furthermore, the “warrantless warrant” was only valid in the county where the first hospital was located, so the police and the second hospital broke the law… as if the whole thing isn’t a complete mockery of the law. I hope that his settlement is in the millions.

    • Chris, Reply

      Although it was inapprorpiate, She did say maybe.. Then again, especially given the shock factor of this article, we can t single anything out.. anything is possible.. what if the officers were gay and they were “straight bashing.” Or are gays totally moral with everything, non-discrimanting, and have never done anything wrong or before

    • shockthemonkey, Reply

      There are a couple of pieces to this story that are missing here. The first ER they took him to, refused to to do what the cops wanted them to do. The hospital said it was unethical. The hospital that finally did the violating was in a completely different county. I see some big lawsuits here.

  4. Rocky, Reply

    The city and the hospital should be sued for millions, and these pigs should ALL be fired and charged with assault and gross violation of their victim’s civil rights. This is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE.

    • Sakura, Reply

      You homophobic bigot.

    • M, Reply

      It’s statistically straight folks who engage in this sort of entitled form of aggression. Not gay people. Statistically it is overwhelmingly straight fucks who are pedophiles too.

      • Travis, Reply

        Because maybe there are statistically more straight people than gay? I’m just saying, statistically…

  5. Yokai, Reply

    If only these dumb fucks could actually read body language, and that they would realize that having to interact with police makes a lot of people nervous, and that’s probably why his body was tense.

  6. FTP, Reply

    Please donate to the ACLU. Thanks.

  7. Deluccah, Reply

    This is the corrupt way that New Mexico handles things. I would be humiliated if I was the officers behind this!! For the man, I see a great lawsuit coming forth… NM is a low life scum bag place to live.

  8. Deluccah, Reply

    This is the corrupt way that New Mexico handles things. I would be humiliated if I was the officers behind this!! For the man, I see a great lawsuit coming forth… NM is a low life scum bag place to live.

  9. Dan Gaylord, Reply

    The police raped that man. They all need to be fired and imprisoned and the whole police force in that crap town needs replaced! What a horror story!!!!! Anything to help the vicitim? Is there a victim’s fund or is the ACLU helping him???

  10. MomsThoughts, Reply

    Holy SH*T! Crossing New Mexico off my “Places to Visit” list. EW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. George Tseng, Reply

    WTF! Warrant for a procedure in the wrong county, Gila hospital doing procedures without consent – even protestation! And they want to charge him for it? This is assault and battery by all parties. How can the police chief even say that proper procedures were followed? This guy will win big!

  12. TLW, Reply

    Can you say law suit? Violation of civil rights. Violation of 4th amendment. Assault. Rape. Sodomy. Public humiliation. False Arrest. Egregious pain and suffering. This one ought to be worth at least 40 million and that just the punitive damage and does not count criminal negligence and criminal trespass upon a person. If I were the judge I would throw the book at the police officer and the doctors. Have we gone insane?

  13. CHRISTIE ROBINSON, Reply

    WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OUTRAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    SHAME SHAME SHAME ON EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THIS MAN’S WRONGFUL TREATMENT!!!!!!
    SUE THE S#*! OUT OF THEM!!!!! I”M DISGUSTED!!!!!!

  14. Appalled, Reply

    As usual, the cops will probably get a way with this travesty… If there is any justice in this world anymore, Eckert will win this.

  15. Wow, Reply

    It’s hilarious because I heard they even tried billing the guy, and will go through collections if he doesn’t pay. Not his job to do so, he didn’t willingly want it done. So the cops and hospital should pay.

  16. Obamahater, Reply

    This officer needs to be force to undergo the exact same torture that this poor man went through. Then sued!

  17. Brian, Reply

    Honestly if you haven’t found anything after even 2 exams and an xray, the rest of the invasive procedure is completely unconstitutional. Also the FACT that the warrant was only valid in the county of the traffic incident and that the procedure was performed in a separate county is illegal, and the police obviously violated several laws in the brute force, and basically third world way of dealing with an issue. I am glad that Eckert is taking action against the officers and police force of that county. Plus the fact that no party that performed this act will comment proves they know that they broke the law, and then this idiot police chief saying they “follow the law” is complete bull! This just makes me sick to know that I apparently now live in a country were this can happen and be forced upon us by our government.

  18. Fane, Reply

    Never forget there is no such thing as a good cop!

    • Anastacia, Reply

      The first two exams and x-ray were unConstitutional….!!! What kind of sick, crazy society have we turned into?

  19. Graham, Reply

    All I can say is AIM FOR THE HEAD. Is most effective in these cases.

  20. Angus, Reply

    Holy Fuck! What sort of power trip are these cops on?

  21. Ann, Reply

    My father in law lives in Deming (and is a Vietnam Vet)…way out in the desert. Every time he has to go out to town for something, which he tries to limit to once a month or less, he is harassed by the cops there. It has been something as simple as merely checking his ID and running it to see if he is “wanted” to patting him down for no reason. He suffers severely from PTSD, and is not the most comforting person to look at, but he is a good man. Those Deming police are super crooked.

    • Mechell, Reply

      1st let me say, please tell your father in law Thank you for his service and protection of our freedom. It is a shame how the government will shut down over a childish quarrel but no action taken over this injustice! !!!

      • randall klingensmith, Reply

        Amen to that and my own thank you to a man who truly deserves our thanks, unfortunatly these offices havedishonored what this man fought for, and then compounded thier continueing gross injustice on a true american hero, may he be blessed and honored as they deserve.

  22. Chipp, Reply

    Is everyone just going to ignore the fact that its not illegal to not stop at a stop sign in a parking lot? At least, its not here in Canada…..This is just stupid.

    • Brandon, Reply

      That’s sad. I hope that one day someone will get relieve those crooks of their badges.

  23. Brandon, Reply

    Makes me never want to travel through New Mexico. These pathetic fools actually probably thought they were going to find something, and after their first attempts failed, they persisted because they were desperate, knowing they had gone too far.

  24. Tom, Reply

    I hope he wins his lawsuit, this is just bullshit, and for the judge to actually sign off on it? What if the guy was just holding in a fart. What the hell is going wrong with this country.

    • Rozz, Reply

      I live not far from Deming N.M. and the cops are bad on the county and city level any way! We were Robbed and the county Authorities did nothing about it! When we Me and my husband became evolved they “the County (Sheriff)” Threatened us and told us to back off or we would find our selves in a situation that would cost us our family! Very Bad News! My Great Grand Father was the Sheriff in the town I am from, He was a honest good Man! Its a shame that things have become so corrupt over the years! I love New Mexico and I love the Small Town I live in! This does not define the great people that lives here and run businesses that are reputable! There are some of the most beautiful places in the world here to come and see! I hate what has happens to this man and what happened to me and my family, but I do not want that to define the rest of the good people that are here in this part of the Great State of New Mexico!

  25. Big T, Reply

    Wow! I guess this is what they cops call legal butt rape? I can’t believe how far the Doctors cooperated with this police offices. We as citizens give the cops a certain amount of control to be able to perform their jobs, this is extreme to my mind. Giving a person in a authority position some control can be necessary, but this is too far in my book. I hope this guy presses charges for rape and obsessive force against these cops and docs.

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  27. Jennifer, Reply

    Horrible! An incredible violation of human rights and I cannot believe the medical profession would let it go that far! I am also concerned that in this day in age we still live with such bigotry. You’re no better than the police and Drs who did this. And as a side note, he was probably clenching because he had to poop and needed to get home quick. .how else could they get so much fecal matter out of him? Holy moly!

  28. SilverCityGuy, Reply

    Hello from Silver City! Where dumb ASS cops cross county lines to probe you! “Hey don’t probe me Bro!”
    I can tell the rest of you all this, all yhe rest of us here in Silver could not believe this when we heard this! This is the most disturbing thing we have every heard. We were pleased that at least none of our cops were involved (we would not have been durprised)

  29. joe, Reply

    those pigs are disgusting pieces of shit. they need to all be in Jail for what they did. and when they get sent to jail maximum security… basically what they did was a legal form of Rape!!!! what those thugs did was illegal! and since the police cheif is standing up for them, he too needs to be thrown in jail!

  30. Rich, Reply

    I blame the show breaking bad, awesome show btw

  31. Cynthia Faith, Reply

    For Shame, For Shame For Shame on the system that allowed this to happen!!! And then to be billed for these offenses? They should have billed the police department, not the guy!!! I hope that he gets the bills pushed back onto the police department, and that he is reimbursed for the humiliation, the physical, emotional and psychological abuse that the police inflicted upon him. I think this police department went WAY BEYOND (legally, and physically) where they should have ever been allowed to go. Just My humble opinion!

  32. Bill, Reply

    Strip those cops down, tie them over a barrel, and place them in the middle of the men’s shower in their own county jail. Then sue the fuck out of them, the department, the county, the hospital, and anyone else involved. This makes me sick to live under the rule of our government.

  33. Jake, Reply

    I am at a complete loss of words.

    1. Fire the police officer
    2. Fire the court judge
    3. sue the police station, court judge, AND the Hospital.

  34. NC Josh, Reply

    *moving forward, it would make sense if EVERYBODY either (a) clenched their ass in anticipation of the gross violations to come, or (b) immediately took a shit on the officer’s shoes to demonstrate that they are drug-free.

  35. laura, Reply

    fire every police & doctor that participated, sue them all , & give them all a colonoscopy .

  36. Greg Freeman, Reply

    40 million in compensation. Mortifying from An Australian Perspective. Invasive needless surgery. A though provoking expirence of madness in the modern world. All because of a clenched buttox.

  37. rubyt, Reply

    The question you should be asking yourself is why is this story not all over the news. Because mainstream news is pure propaganda. Socialist- this is the world you choose. To be ruled by the state. Think about it.

    • Jon, Reply

      “Socialist”? This is Facist. Please read a book. Start with Twilight if you have to, but keep reading and eventually try to understand reality. Sorry if you can’t logically blame “the left” when the ideology behind this soundly falls within the territory of “the right”. You’d be better off understanding that today’s “left” are actually moderate right wing thinkers and that everything that is going wrong with the country is based on conservative doctrine of complete control of society by the authority of military might (i.e. the police state).

  38. Jeff, Reply

    Maybe the Cops thought that he Was working with Mr.White

  39. Amy, Reply

    Police are the most INHUMANE, SADISTIC, SCUMBAGS that use their “positions” to humiliate and abuse people for little to no reason at all!!… They are murdering people left and right! Do just a little research and you won’t BELIVE WHAT YOU FIND OUT!!… POLICE NO LONGER PROTECT US, THEY ARE AGAINST US AND SHOULD BE FEARED!!!… THE ONLY REASON I WOULD EVER CALL THE COPS IS IF MINE OR MY CHILDS LIFE WAS IN DIRE DANGER!!!!

  40. Erin, Reply

    This is so disguisting I don’t even know what to say. Everyday I hear more and more terrible stories regarding cops using their power in the wrong ways. What is wrong with these people??!? The screening process to become a police officer needs to change and require MUCH more scrutiny, including looking into past medical history (with a strong emphasis on mental illness, possibly undiagnosed), more thourough background checks, and accounts from previous employers, teachers, fellow classmates from high school, etc. Too many of these cops are just looking for a power trip, or to make up for the fact that they were total losers in high school. They aren’t interested in upholding the law, and most of them are the some of the dumbest people I’ve met. Makes me sick. “To Serve and Protect”…YEAH RIGHT!!!

  41. Rock, Reply

    A plumbing 2″ winnie should be inserted into these cops anus’ as the measure for Justice.

  42. Mike, Reply

    Corrupt behavior by law enforcement is not that surprising but I hope the doctors involved have to face a disciplinary hearing. “Just following orders” has been used to justify all kinds of atrocities.

  43. Jorge Marsden, Reply

    As much as Europe has its problems, America you are just going down the toilet as you have no respect for your own citizens. It looks like every citizen in the USA is a prisoner and the constitution is a piece of paper with no meaning!

    • Mark Burgess, Reply

      Jorge Marsden: If you live here in the USA, you should leave. No country is perfect, but I am proud of the USA, and anyone living here who doesn’t like it is FREE to leave……especially people like you.

  44. postol front, Reply

    We should all call them up, ask to speak to the anal detectives, and tell them we have some assholes to report that need investigating!!! THEM!!!

  45. postol front, Reply

    Then we should tell them they need an anal exam to get their head out of it!!!

  46. Shawn L Blumenfeld, Reply

    This is against the human rights of any individual . Rape is not have anything to do with being a hetrosexual,bi-sexual,gay or A sexual. I have to say that things like this are not uncommon anymore. Some of it has to do with law enforcement not being given complete psychological exams for certain issues. The doctors do as they are told if in the prison or jail system and usually are very bottom of the class graduates in med school. The worst.
    I had one of the kids I knew ,around age 17 get put into top floor at Wa state and he was full of balloons. He told the guards and the doctors and the guy in the cell with him he needed to get rid of 4-5 balloons before they broke. They broke and the other cellmate screamed for help and the guards did nothing. They found the young man dead in the morning and the cellmate going totally off the wall. The parents wentto court and the cell mate was not to be found. “Must had skipped town”

  47. Scott, Reply

    These Nazi pigs need to be stopped! Wake up America!

  48. Laura Perkinson, Reply

    This is why we sue in this kind of instance. What absolute idiots these doctors and policemen were! Not only would I sue I would refuse to pay that hospital one single penny!

  49. Henry, Reply

    Wow…look at all the free medical tests he got…at least I hope they were free that could be an expensive hospital bill!

  50. Donna Pardy, Reply

    Maybe the reason he didn’t stop completely at the stop sign could be that he needed to go to the washroom and that could be why he had his butt clenched, that is really unacceptable what the police done to him.

  51. Jay McMac, Reply

    People need to call for the hospital’s CEO’s resignation: call Brian Brian Cunningham (575)538-4090

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  54. Kat, Reply

    Hope he finds a good lawyer that cannot be bought out by the other side and those involved with this kind of police work need to go on the sexual offenders list and all relieved of duty.

  55. Jim Court, Reply

    Question. How many of you are aware of mistreatment by the Police and what community did this take place?

    Please forward this to others. I want to get a larger perspective.

  56. William, Reply

    That’s funny, and he is expected to finance it? Not the police?

    A criminal offense is committed by the police and the doctors involved, similar to if not in fact ‘sodomy.

    Cash lit should come about of personal cash assets next supported by personal property assets then last the ultimate other victim Deming city insurance/tax payer.

    Time in jail assigned and in addition by right for inappropriate LE conduct such as this no return to work with LE ever again anywhere throughout the entire US.

    Cops must be held to higher standards it should come with assignment of the job and most likely it does come with assignment of the job and position yet because they are not held to higher standards of accountability and because they are permitted to commit and get away with commencing outrageous liberties it continues unchecked at an inexcusable outrageous menace of the public.

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