Police force man to endure three enemas, a colonoscopy, several cavity searches in fruitless search
Another victory in the war on drugs.
New Mexico man David Eckert allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign coming out of the Walmart parking lot in Deming, NM, which triggered Deming police officers to stop him and frisk him. During the stop, Eckert appeard (to the officer) to tightened his buttocks, which led to the officer obtaining a warrant to search Mr. Eckert’s anus at a nearby medical center. No drugs were found despite hours of cavity searches, x-rays, enemas, and a colonoscopy. Eckert was forced to relieve himself in front of the police and medical staff as part of this battery of searches. This is a gross display of what constitutes an unreasonable search and seizure under the US and State Constitutions, and Mr. Eckert is currently suing the pants off the City of Deming for this humiliation. It’s also a gross indictment of the failure of the war on drugs and the unconstitutional and unnecessary way in which it has been waged.