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don't clench your buttocks

2013-11-06 00:39:37.349613+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

KOB 4 On Your Side investigates traffic stop nightmare, in which Deming New Mexico police officers subjected one David Eckert, who allegedly rolled through a stop sign while exiting a parking lot, to multiple anal cavity searches, because he appeared to be clenching his buttocks when he was asked to step out of the vehicle.

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-11-06 02:18:54.785659+00 by: ebradway

I wonder if the hospital billed Eckert's insurance for the colonoscopies?

#Comment Re: made: 2013-11-06 11:48:46.544246+00 by: DaveP

The beauty of it is that they didn't even start the anal probing until three hours after their warrant had expired, and were in the wrong county. He should be collecting enough to retire on from both the cops and the medical personnel involved.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-11-06 15:50:31.694204+00 by: meuon

Mr. Eckert deserves an insanely large cash settlement, and a public apology from the law enforcement, judicial and medical "professionals" involved. Where did "presumed innocent" go?

#Comment Re: made: 2013-11-06 17:35:40.794941+00 by: Jack William Bell

I'm wondering about the judge who signed the original warrant. (Yes, I know about 'expired' and 'wrong county', those are separate issues.)

I mean, cop comes to judge and says, "I want to do an invasive body search on this guy because he clenched his buttocks."

Judge says, "Sure, no problem." Not, "I need a hell of a lot more than that before I can give you permission to go further than frisking."

WTF? Even if the guy HAD been carrying drugs, I don't believe the warrant would have held up for a criminal case. There are SO many reasons a guy might be 'clenching his buttocks' that have NOTHING to do with hiding things up there.