New Mexico man David Eckert was pulled over on January 3 for failing to fully stop at a Wal-Mart parking lot stop sign.

What happened next was far from a routine traffic stop.

Officers claim Eckert was suspicious because he was “clenching his buttocks.” This was seen as probable cause to search the New Mexico man for drugs, which cops believed he was hiding in his anal cavity.

After obtaining a search warrant, officers took Eckert to a nearby medical center and forced him to undergo three enemas, a colonoscopy, an X-ray, and multiple cavity searches. The invasive searches took about 14 hours to complete.

No narcotics were found.

Now Eckert’s attorney is filing a federal lawsuit on behalf of the incident.

KOB-4 reported:

  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.

Shannon Kennedy, Eckert’s lawyer, claims that the warrant expired hours before the anal cavity searches were completed. She also said that what the officers did, if legal, could set a scary precedent.

She said, “If the officers in Hidalgo County and the City of Deming are seeking warrants for anal cavity searches based on how they’re standing and the warrant allows doctors at the ‘Gila Hospital of Horrors’ to go in and do enemas and colonoscopies without consent, then anyone can be seized.”

Eckert is suing the town of Deming as well as several Deming police officers.

Do you believe his rights were violated? Moreover, do you think this case is a frightening symbol of out-of-control police authority?

Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.

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  • Yanksta

    Outa control? Ya think? The doctors should be listed on the lawsuit as well,
    along with the hospital.

  • Urban Armed

    Un-freaking-believable. I hope not only that he wins but that they are all fired.

  • Joshua Allen Donini

    just reading this story made me clench up…

    • Urban Armed

      You and me both!

    • Caroline Thompson

      Good thing they didn’t see you! Hopefully you didn’t “Clench” your buttocks!

  • Michael Heady

    Should never have been stopped for a private parking lot infraction.

    • hsmom2004

      And why would they have him get out of the car in the first place? Normally, for a traffic violation, one stays in the car. Whatever happened to “innocent until proven guilty.”

  • Caroline Thompson

    At least he got some free colon cleansing! All joking aside, this is a terrible injustice. Of course his rights were violated multiple times! WTH is happening to this Country????

    • hsmom2004

      Not even free. They are sending him the bill for the medical procedures from what I understand from another source.

      • Caroline Thompson

        OMG!!!! I hope he gets a ton in a lawsuit!

  • totenglocke

    I’m curious how the police apologists are going to try to spin this as being the victim’s fault.

  • Patriot Geek

    This man needs to not only sue the city, police dept, and officer…he also needs to sue the hospital and any staff involved in RAPING him. Then, they should all have criminal charges for RAPE brought against them. They raped this man repeatedly because of how he was standing…and all because he didn’t stop at a Walmart parking lot stop sign. I rarely stop at those either because they aren’t real stop signs.

  • Dan

    Throw the book at all those involved in the search. Period.

  • capok


  • Richard

    Note to self don’t stand funny next time I get pulled over

  • Tom223

    The cops and the doctors should undergo the same treatment. Call it sensitivity training.
    They should all serve jail time.

    • chris katko

      You go, Tom…make it happen.
      Maybe if you keep posting your opinion again and again the [New] Mexico judges and doctors will hear about it and they’ll say”boy, that Tom guy that comments on the Swann blog doesn’t really know much of how the world works, but let’s to a turnaround and do everything his way from now on.”

      • ennui

        Yea! You keep posting again and again and then everyone will know that you are a prick.

  • Mike Martin

    LOL Obama’s free colonoscopy ! Got to love them dems!

    • hsmom2004

      From what I’ve seen elsewhere, it’s not even a free colonoscopy. They are billing him for the medical charges.

  • Tom223

    Kristin. It would be great if from time to time you could do follow up articles on some of the articles you post. It could be a compilation. Did the police get penalized, was their a successful law suit, etc.?

    • Guest

      I love this idea. I like your stories quite a bit, and it would be nice to see some outcomes!

  • Brimstone Hill

    Unless we start requiring that Law Enforcement Officers be subject both personally and professionally to damages for malpractice, the Taxpayer will continue to foot the bill for State sanctioned buffoons getting their jollies at the citizen’s expense. if Doctors and Lawyers can be sued personally for botched practices, and have licenses revoked, then dirty Pigs should be subject to the same…

    • Tom223

      Any police, most of them do a good job – my opinion – who violate citizens rights should minimally be suspended without pay or even lose their jobs and do jail time – depending on the severity.

      • hsmom2004

        How about the judge that signed off on a warrant because they guy was standing funny? Seems like he should be looked into, as well.

        • Tom223

          True. A bit more consideration is in order before just handing out warrants. Of course we don’t know how the cops presented the data to the Judge.

          • hsmom2004

            I read a little more on another source. It appears that after they asked him to get out of the car for the stop sign “violation.”
            Apparently, from the comments on that site, there was a police department in NM that stopped a meth lab in a WalMart. I guess they figured all WalMart shoppers are now suspected drug dealers or users? They then had a drug dog sniff his car (which had not made sense at all until I read about the meth lab – still crazy). The dog alerted on his seat. They then decided that since his cheeks were clenched, he must have drugs in that vicinity of his body. It all seems highly irregular to me.
            The other site also pointed out that the first hospital that rejected this, was in the same county where the warrant was issued, but that the hospital that agreed was in the next county over and that that is the hospital that is sending this person the bill for their “services” and threatening to have collections agencies take over and deal with him if he does not pay. smh

          • chris katko

            In fact you know very little at all.

  • Tom223

    You know that’s a good point. A cancer patient could “admit” to having stashed some drugs in their tumor and the police would instruct the doctors to remove it as evidence. Who needs Obama care?

    • Joshua Allen Donini

      stand in line at the airport for your screening.

      • Tom223

        At airports I always go for the pat down. I don’t trust the back scatter devices for safety so I won’t go through them. It seems to annoy them to have to the extra work.

        • chris katko

          That’s because it’s the only way you can get anyone to touch you .

  • texaspecosred

    Time to use our Second Amendment rights to their full potential.

    • Tom223

      It’s likely such thoughts went through the mind of the “suspect” in this case. However, unless “exercised” in large enough numbers it would just serve to give the govt. an excuse to take away that right in earnest. Certainly this would have been a very angering experience, one consolation is that the doc’s and cops had to dig around in his dodo. What idiot thugs.

  • dumbfounded

    sue the freaking hospital too! the first hospital rejected the police on ethical grounds! and there needs to be a way to make the officers, judge who signed the search warrant and attending doctor(s) personally responsible!

    • Tom223


  • DB.Coupe

    This is an epitomizing analogy of what police officers are doing to to citizen rights.

    I know recently there was a meth lab shutdown in a walmart

    Taking both of these stories into account…Probably every New Mexico cop thinks they are going to find a Heisenberg of narcotics.

    Unfortunately, they have a warped perception of reality. This dangerous misguided thinking combined with their state endowed use of armed force against an unarmed populus is troubling.

  • Paul Carelli

    WTF!!!! Are you kidding me? This F’d up country is OUT OF CONTROL! I hope he wins this lawsuit against the town, the police officers and he should sue the Doctors and hospital while he’s at it.

  • Julius Daniels

    That was assault and battery. The doctors and nurses
    who participated should be charged. The police should be charged as well. Someone could have said “stop” No one did….

    • Dana King

      Are you kidding me! That was statutory RAPE under the color of authority! Those people should be put in front of a firing squad! I don’t believe in lynch mobs but I wouldn’t blink an eye in this case!

  • Apple

    42 USC § 1983 – Civil action for deprivation of rights / Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation,
    custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia,
    subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States
    or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of
    any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and
    laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in
    equity, or other proper proceeding for redress

  • Tom223

    This is the War on Drugs gone wrong.
    We need a WAR on WAR. End this nonsense.

    • chris katko

      Git ’em! We’ll follow you ANYWHERE!!!

  • Bystander4Truth

    The operative word is “reasonable” search. If his buttocks were clenched, then the first cavity search should have been sufficient. Provided they had “just cause” to search to begin with. I sometimes clench to hold the air pollutants back. Guess I won’t be doing that anymore.

    • Tom223

      Let it rip. Good point. Does clenching “warrant” such an extensive search. Maybe he just had to go. Had he known what he was in for he could have voluntarily provided the evidence inside the squad car. I wonder if the cops had to bag up the “evidence” obtained at the hospital?

      • chris katko

        Are you testing material for your charity comedy show at the School for The Deaf?
        If so, please keep in [feeble] mind that they can lip read.

    • hsmom2004

      I read another site that between their article and comments, gave a clearer picture. From the comments, it seems that the police are now on the lookout for drug dealers / users at WalMarts in New Mexico because they closed down a meth lab located in a WalMart.
      This “heightened” suspicion of WalMart traffic seems to have led them to the pull over. I still can’t believe they had the guy get out of the car, but they then proceeded to have a drug dog sniff the car. The dog alerted at the guy’s car seat. They then noticed his clenched cheeks. They decided he must have drugs in his lower orifice.
      The closest hospital declined to do this. That hospital was in the county where the arrest happened. They went to the next county, outside the judicial range of the warrant. That hospital complied. Not only that, but they are billing the man for their procedures and threatening to have collections agencies take over if he does not pay.
      It seems that there has become a tendency that someone did something wrong, so now we are all suspects of wrongdoing, rather than having the right of innocence until being proven guilty. The fact that they had the guy get out of the car on a traffic stop shows that, imo, and they just escalated from there.

      • ennui

        So that diminishes the rights of the people living around that store? Hell no! Our police have a job to do, that job is uphold the law, not abuse it. These cops need to go to the pokie for a bit. Uphold our laws, you took an oath to the constitution. Bad cops need to go to jail for breaking the laws they are under oath to enforce! We need a higher standard for these people.

        • hsmom2004

          I’m sorry. I did not mean to come across as excusing their behavior. I was just baffled at how they could have even gotten to that bizarre point and the other two pieces of the puzzle helped me to grasp where they came up with this crazy process to begin with.

    • Thomas Lapp

      I didn’t realize that clenching your butt cheeks was probable cause for anything?

      • chris katko

        It is in certain bars.

  • Patrick Shirley

    I haven’t read through the comments yet (read the article), but my question is that if the stop sign was not on a public road, how is it a public infraction for failing to completely stop at it? Who HASEN’T rolled through at least one or two of those signs, in parking lots, in their lifetime?

    • Kurt P


  • Nano

    This did not happen in America. This happened in new mexico. So it isnt anything unusual. Im sure stuff like this happens all the time in mexico. If theyre trying to take our rights away in America im not surprised to see its going on outside of America. There isnt anything we can do about that.

    • jwou8122

      Are you a freeking brain child or what…..New Mexico is part of the United States of America!!!!!! Go ahead and slap yourself for me… idiot!!!!!

    • Michael Shelton

      New Mexico is a state located between Texas and Arizona. You need to check a map of the USA.

    • TexasRasta

      Wow…do you know all 50 states?

    • Linda

      What? Are you serious?

    • TechBandit

      Nano, I think someone should check your anus for drugs, lol

    • Lyn

      LOL!!!! Wow this comment made my day. At first I was like this guy is joking, then I finished reading and realized he is completely serious. I really hope Nano comes back and reads these responses. Someone send him a map!

      • chris katko

        He’d just hold upside down.

    • RussB

      New Mexico is a U.S. state so it did happen in America. Just sayin’! Duh which way did he go NANO?

    • Tom223

      Good point. By and large Mexico is not a culture that believes in the rule of law – as is the norm in the USA. In Mexico it is more important to have a “friend” who can get you out of trouble. I’m not making this up, it was told to me by a man who was born in Mexico and works and travels in both countries. Import a culture that different in volume and this is the sort of thing you get. It used to be called the melting pot. With Obama and his sort the effort is to get people divided by as many categories as possible. Race, Religion, Economics, Gender, etc.

      • Caroline Haskin

        Regardless of any points about Mexico, on which you might concur with Nano, did you not notice the word “new” before Mexico? This happened in the USA.

        • chris katko

          You’re wasting your time with that guy.
          He’s the type that dives in to empty swimming pools and gets mad because “the unconstitutional system” didn’t post a sign.

          • Tom223

            Actually quite the opposite. I believe a person is responsible for their own actions. Try some other slander.

        • Tom223

          I’m fully aware this happened in the US. What I was speaking to was that some of what we experience as changes here in the US are not entirely self generated. Behavior and attitudes can be greatly effected by the import of large groups of people from different culture. In my free time – because according to Chris, “I have no friends” I do criminal rehabilitation work in the local jail. I’ve worked with both gang dropouts and active members. Many of them are charged with murder or attempted murder. They definitely have an effect on law enforcement and the attitudes of those in law enforcement. My only attempt – poor though it was – was to indicate that there are some changes in attitude that have been brought about by a desperate cultural influx. Mostly though it is probably primarily caused by the Federal government funding the supply and training of our police to use much more militant force than is actually called for – our tax dollars at work.

    • Tom

      New Mexico is a state… America. God, I hate stupid people.

      • chris katko

        The best part is that someone even more moronic and possessing even less attention span chimed in.
        Tom223 agreed with him and babbled on with his “i know a guy” editorial.
        “Dumb and Dumber” get political.

        • Tom223

          Now you’re just making things up. First you condescend, call names and now you lie. You should go to work for Obama’s teleprompter team.

      • 10n20blackbirds

        My 3rd grader immediately knew what was wrong with that comment. Wow.

    • dozr

      are you really that stupid?

    • disqus_Jmf5gFCfr0

      Although I agree with all of the comments on Nano’s post I have to tell you I live in AZ and want to know when is the last time any of you have been in New Mexico? I just went through there and there is no longer much difference.

  • billbo

    what a pain in the ass!

  • TexasRasta

    What was the cost to the tax payer of a poor state and an even poorer county?

  • Rooster’s Rage

    This is called a controlled rape, because if he would have resisted they would have beat the crap out of him. I believe everyone involved including the Judge that signed the warrant should be fired, sued, charged for rape, and have their face on the sex offender website. If this type of crap is allowed this could lead to even more intrusion of privacy.

    • Tom223

      Another great suggestion. Putting them on the sex offender website. That would definitely cause them to think in the future before acting so stupidly thuggish.

  • Lawman45

    If I were on the jury, I would grant an award big enough to blow through the city’s insurance and bankrupt the city. The taxpayers elected the city council, which choose the Police Chief, who hired these Thugs in Blue. The taxpayers also elected the District or County Attorney who approved the warrant. Ultimately, the taxpayer’s are responsible for their own bad judgement. If they have their taxes triple in order to get the same services (instead of belt tightening), TOO BAD.

    • Tom223

      Very good point. I hadn’t thought it through but I think you are right.

      • chris katko

        Of course you hadn’t thought it through. That’s not your style.

        • Tom223

          Hi Chris,
          Oh no! There goes my self esteem – darn Chris doesn’t like me.
          Guess who needs to grow up?
          After reviewing many of your remarks on various stories I have come to realize what an intellectual giant you are and how much better this site would be if you were writing the articles – wonder why you don’t? You make it sound so easy to do what they do here. It only takes “10 minutes” – bet you could do it in 8. Also I want to send you my sympathies for having to put up with the Cretins writing for Ben Swan and the complete dolts, such as myself, who mumble their vague and incoherent musings on these same pages excluding anything resembling reality. It must be so painful for you, such an intellectual misery to come from on high and suffer this world of morons in your attempt to educate we poor fools. Thank you so much for your fine work – a truly saintly effort.

  • RandomJerk

    Another victory for the War on Drugs.

    • Andrew

      Another Prohibition success story

  • illuminarch

    Even if the warrant was legally “valid” (and it wasn’t), no piece of paper can justify rape. And that’s just what this was: rape.

    The cops, the doctors, and the judge all ought to hang.

  • freedom2u

    This demonstrates clearly that we have no Constitutional rights in this Country anymore. The police and judges can do whatever they want. Our only remaining rights are our God-given rights, which few are willing to fight for.


    Never traveling to the USA ever again until something is done with the police state.

  • Lisa Padilla

    Who received the bill for all of the medical services? This was not only rape, but I imagine this man will suffer PTSD for the rest of his life over this.

    • edwardhoward

      According to other articles, the Gila Regional Medical Center sent him the bill for all of the
      procedures and is threatening to take him to collections if he doesn’t
      pay it.

      • Jim

        It makes you wonder if they were looking for drugs or just stuffing their wallets with kickbacks from the Medical Center?

    • Zach

      Send the Mayor an email! (Mayor Andres Silva)

  • Kim Beckner

    This is unbelievable. “Clenching his buttocks” is probably cause for forced enemas and colonoscopies? This cannot be for real. Someone pinch me. I am surely dreaming.

  • Jordan

    He just became a millionaire overnight.

  • chris katko

    Maybe this was some kind of signal, like the outreaching-foot-in-the-airport-bathroom-stall that Senator Larry Craig used to use.
    Does anyone know if the “victim” was dressed provocatively?
    Maybe shaking it or even twerking in an attempt to get out of a ticket?

  • LoneWiseMan

    Same morons keep electing the same morons that support drug wars and the loss of liberties… what do you expect?

  • jason

    I’d like to see any cop try to pull this stunt on me. I fight back and I fight to win.

    • chris katko

      I’m sure they are frightened. You’re one guy and they are steroid pumped, carrying batons and weapons, tasers and mace.
      Unless you can make it to your nearest phone booth in time and change in to your tights and cape, I am pretty sure they could do anything to your colon that they chose to do.

    • Alexander

      And if you won, and even if the police were braking the law, the current law is set up to see you guilty of assault of a police officer. There is no “self defense” when the criminal has a badge.

  • Jim

    The coloring on the page makes it hard to read the comments.

  • edwardhoward


    It is one thing to just regurgitate a story sent to your inbox – but it is not journalism. Especially when you omit key parts of the story. The violations happened in a different county not covered by the warrant and the violations continued to happen even after the warrant expired. There are other aspects of the story that the posters below have brought up that you could have included if you had done 10 minutes of googling. But I guess this pertinent information might have cut into the space you reserve at the end of ALL articles for your regurgitorical questions.

    • chris katko

      Come on, Ed…that would require research.
      This is why self described “alternative media investigative journalists” are able to write so many articles.
      Real journalism takes time, requires interviews,sourcing, and is damn hard work.
      The only thing they are investigating is ways to rewrite other journalist’s stories and sign their own names to it.
      This is why I still go to NYTIMES, LATIMES,Reuters,and AP.
      People gripe about the MSM, but most of them that do don’t possess the reading skills and attention span to digest comprehensive articles that took anywhere from a helluva long day to even a week to write.

      • edwardhoward

        Thats what I said – 10 minutes.

        • chris katko

          AP style article, [the standard], begins with a fairly comprehensive statement in the lead paragraph.
          Next paragraph requires a quote.
          If you don’t see this opening pattern, it means the writer is wingin’ it, and it usually gets worse from there on out, as you probably already know.

        • chris katko

 does pretty good work…always worth aread.

  • James

    If everybody gave the police the finger. The police would be mad. If you see the police run. The police are just people with badges. Judges are just people with pretend powers. I wish we could go back to common law. Common Law says that if there is no victim there is no crime. But the Stupid states say they are the victim if you speed.

  • Gregory Alan of Johnson

    Wholesale firing of the entire dep’t and Hospital is completely in order. I’d be more comfortable with the CRIPS or the Bloods running things than them.

    • chris katko

      Then you’d get robbed before you got raped, and shot afterwards.

  • johnathon

    Suing is the best remedy for this invasion of personal space. This gentleman needs to call the Rutherford Center immediately it’s head is John Whitehead .
    If the blog owner can get this information to the man involved in this atrocity please do asap. Further everyone needs to go and sign up for the Rutherford Center email and learn how they are working to protect us and our rights through Constitutional Law, the only Law there is. You may need them one day as well, please pass this information to all!

  • ianto94

    Sue their asses, pun intended.

  • Chris Johnson

    he’s COMPLAINING about getting free medical care? GEEZ.

    • Matt Owens

      I know you’re joking but just so people can see this.. It obviously wasn’t medical “care” and it definitely wasn’t “free”, the hospital billed Eckert and has threatened to turn the bill over to a collection agency if he doesn’t pay. Further more, the hospital that agreed to rape this man was the SECOND hospital the police went to because the first one they stopped at told them that what they were asking was unethical. Even worse, though better for the prospects of Eckert’s lawsuit, the Gila Regional Medical Center is NOT in the county the search warrant was issued for. All that I’ve said can be verified here…

      • svartalf

        18 USC 242- Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law

        Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or
        custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory,
        Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights,
        privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or
        laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or
        penalties, on account of such person being an alien, or by reason of his
        color, or race, than are prescribed for the punishment of citizens,
        shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or
        both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation
        of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or
        threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be
        fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both;
        and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this
        section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap,
        aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual
        abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or
        imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be
        sentenced to death.

      • svartalf

        I’d say charge the LEOs in question with the maximum penalties there. Follow that up with jail time for the Doctors and staff that willingly did this travesty, coupled with a revocation of ANY licenses they may have to practice. Finally follow it all up with a multimillion dollar damage suit for Deming itself and the Hospital separately.

  • healthhavencom

    Dear Ben,

    This black background, sux.

  • jim

    abuse of authority

  • Don Payson

    well, first off. If it was a stop sign on private property. the cops have no traffic law jurisdiction.

  • CloudNine

    This was not an impulsive or reach or error, this was measured and willful action over an extended period. The mental health of the cops & medical staff must be in doubt.

    Each and every person involved in this travesty should absolutely be subjected to the exact same procedures, in addition to any money damages.

    It’s the ONLY way people will ever learn.

    • svartalf

      Actually, the penalties due for this action under 18 USC 242 would be sufficient enough for the LEOs (Life in prison or death…), and jail time and revocation of their licenses for the doctors.

    • g.johnon

      well and good, but let’s not forget the judge that issued this warrant. disbarment and gitmo.

  • Alexander

    FYI, the police are trying to bill this man for all the procedures done at the hospital. No, he never did consent to the procedures.

    The war on drugs appears to be working as intended.

    • Tom223

      Guilty of nothing and yet being told to pay the price for the cops transgression. It’s amazing things could get this bad. Another argument for limited government – very limited government.

    • Captain Amerika.

      Phun intended! He had to be put under for the colonoscopy,no? Proof that He did not consent,and should not have to pay said medical bills.

      • Captain Amerika

        Crap! Phun intended! :)

  • Blake Williams

    Of course, they violated his rights. Even if he did have drugs, it would be unjust to do this! The drug war is unjust, and causes the violence, stop the war on drugs!
    No victim no crime!

    • Tom223

      It would be a safer place to live. These people need help not a steel and concrete box. Locking them up without rehabilitation only makes the problem worse. They just learn how to be better criminals. When they get out of jail / prison they are worse off as they have no money, job, clothes, place to live and they are expected to turn their lives around. Often times the only person who will have anything to do with them is their drug pusher. He gives some free drugs to get them hooked again and some more to sell because that’s the only way they can make money. This system is very much broken.

  • neo

    Its getting to the point were the police are now the Gestapo, and we are the Jews and the U.S. are the Nazi

  • lawyerslc

    horrifying. Are they sending him the “medical bill” too? Multiply that by about $5 million dollars, and pay in damages. Fire a bunch of people. Do the rest of us stay away from Walmart? New Mexico? The USA? What is the lesson here?

    • Officer Buttrape

      The lesson is: Don’t clench your buttcheeks in front of cops or they will rape you.

  • Kyle Sharpe

    The department will pass the costs on to the tax payers and the officers will be cleared of wrong doing. That’s what will happen. But what needs to happen is: these police officers need to be convicted of sodomy (by proxy) and kidnapping and either spend the rest of their days in a prison cell or on a list of violent sex offenders. Their actions are reprehensible and they’ve proved without a doubt that they can never be trusted again. Bring these felons to justice.

    • svartalf

      Felons they are, but you’re aiming low.

      Look at what 18 USC 242 has to say about “kidnapping” (which is precisely what this is…).

    • Steve

      The ‘violent sex offenders list’ is a joke now too! The law wants society to like them and feel safe with ‘the list’, but cops don’t want to put in the work that it would take to catch ‘real’ violent sex offenders. Now I am not saying that they never catch real sex offenders, they do, but a large portion of the list is 17 year old boyfriends of 17 year old girls. Cops wait a few years and then call said 17 year old boy (who is now say 22), and ask him if he had a thing with the 17 year old girl (the fact that she is now 22 never seems to make it into the court documents) He says yes thinking nothing of it and boom, he now has a felon on his record, he is listed as a violent sex offender for the rest of his life who took advantage of a 17 year old (again, she was the same age as him, and she agreed to do all that she did while they were together, but she was 17 at the time and not intelligent enough to make decisions like that), and the legal system looks great because they publish that they put another violent sex offender away…its a joke!

  • CaptainUSA

    Off duty with full pay during the law suit?

  • JewelieDee


  • valet_libertas

    Hell, yes, his rights were violated! Even if he DID have drugs, whose business is it? Live and let live.

  • valet_libertas

    And another thing: Were the medical personnel in this case compelled to conduct a cavity search by virtue of the apparent warrant that was issued or were they voluntarily compliant in reaming a non-consenting ‘patient’?

    • Temper

      It has been my experience that they were willing to obey orders. In fact, the story here does not include the part where the first hospital refused to do it.

  • Sagebrush

    The police and doctors are guilty of Kidnapping, Felony Assault, Rape and violating David Eckert’s civil rights. Mr.Eckert and his lawyers are going to relieve the Gila Regional Medical Center and the citizens of Deming of some serious cash for a settlement. If he’s retained good attorneys he will be a multimillionaire.

  • Zero G

    Is it even legal in NM for police to make a traffic violation stop on private property (i.e. Walmart)? Even if it is, how does clenching one’s buttocks constitute reasonable suspicion of drug trafficking? It would appear more like reasonable suspicion of imminent diarrhea to me.

    • foxytales

      the suspect DID have previous drug offense charges–so OF COURSE he was carrying drugs 24/7 just wauting to be arrested again…right?

  • jb conatser

    Definitely a violation of civil rights.

  • billcolrus

    My friends at a decal company created a Virtual Bumper Sticker to commemorate this unbelievable incident. Feel free to use it as your FB timeline photo. And, please, obey stop signs in New Mexico. –>

  • Steve

    I am glad that more and more of these stories are coming forth, but it does make you question; how long have the police ‘really’ been out of control? and how many victims are scared to come forth?

    • Windeyaho

      I can remember my mother telling me of incidents in the ’40s at the Arizona border where the border patrol would automatically take any produce, any liquids, anything they could confiscate under the regulation preventing “fresh” produce, etc. from crossing the state lines. As a kid I asked her about what happened to all that stuff, did they throw it all away? “Nope, they took it home and ate it!” So this kind of bullying and stealing has been going on for a long time.

  • Bob Cooper

    GESTAPO!! This fits with the massive combat ready police buildup==uniforms, weapons, vehicles, ammunition, prisons. The cops, like the pukes in the government, do not and will not be held responsible for their unlawful actions. Beware, Beware our military is being groomed to unarm and kill Americans.

  • IRONMANAustralia

    This is PRECISELY the kind of abuse the Fourth Amendment was created to stop.
    What obviously happened here was that the cops were SO CERTAIN in their own minds that he had drugs, that they figured they’d be able to retroactively justify their actions.
    The Bill of Rights protects all innocent people from EXACTLY this kind of crap.

  • Bubba

    People wonder why folks snap. I am just going to tell you except for the love of Christ no one will be able to stop this guy from going postal on the gov. These sick roid head power hungry thugs are creating monsters out of ordinary citizens who will flip out one day.

  • Alexander

    Good news. This man is now a millionaire.

  • Windeyaho

    If this man could still produce stool after a 3rd enema then mightn’t that be the reason he was “clenching his buttocks”? Could it be that the whole incident was because he was simply in a hurry to get to the restroom at Walmart or if leaving the parking lot, and a diarrhea attack was eminent, the gas station next door? I just hope he comes out of this with enough wealth to cover his health care costs due to whatever internal damage they have done to him and to secure him for a lifetime!

  • Rex Remes

    Wow! That’s some crazy $hit.