Five Anal Probes, One Colonoscopy And No Drugs Later, New Mexico Man Sues Local Police Force


A New Mexico man has filed a Federal lawsuit against the City of Deming, Hidalgo County, the Gila Regional Medical Center, a slew of police officers and others attached to a January encounter with municipal police that subjected him to several anal probes and a colonoscopy in an attempt to find narcotics — narcotics that weren’t there — because the cops thought he had clinched his rear suspiciously when they saw him get out of a car near a Wal-Mart.

The suit alleges David Eckert, the plaintiff, was stopped by Deming police the day after New Year’s because he allegedly failed to stop completely at a stop sign as he was leaving the Wal-Mart parking lot. The cops allegedly questioned Eckert about the way he had tightened his buttocks as he exited his vehicle, then went ahead and made the decision to begin a series of searches from the probable caused they had developed, literally, by the seat of Eckert’s pants.

After trotting out a police dog, which dutifully “hit” on Eckert’s car seat, police detained Eckert and obtained a cavity search warrant issued by a local judge so that they could begin looking for the drugs they believed Eckert must have been hiding in his anus.

The Deming police took Eckert to a local emergency room, where the doctor on duty refused to do the cavity search on ethical grounds. So they hauled Eckert over to the Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City.

Here’s how Albuquerque’s KOB News summarized what happened next:

While there, Eckert was subjected to repeated and humiliating forced medical procedures. A review of Eckert’s medical records, which he released to KOB, and details in the lawsuit show the following happened:

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.

Throughout this ordeal, Eckert protested and never gave doctors at the Gila Regional Medical Center consent to perform any of these medical procedures.

When you’re done hyperventilating, consider this: The search warrant didn’t permit the police to perform any kind of search whatsoever in Grant County, where Gila Medical is located. The warrant was for Luna County, where the Wal-Mart incident began. Aside from the merit-based illegality of developing probable cause from a gluteal muscle contraction and forcing a man into unnecessary, repeated, invasive medical procedures, everything the police did in Grant County was illegal and inadmissible. And KOB reports that the hospital searches took place three hours after the Luna County warrant had expired.

The entire ordeal took 14 hours.

“David Eckert is suing The City of Deming and Deming Police Officers Bobby Orosco, Robert Chavez and Officer Hernandez,” reports KOB, as well as Hidalgo County Hidalgo County Deputies David Arredondo, Robert Rodriguez and Patrick Green; and Deputy District Attorney Daniel Dougherty and the Gila Regional Medical Center, including two physicians: Robert Wilcox, M.D., and Okay Odocha, M.D.

Since the filing of the lawsuit and the revelation of the gory details, Eckert’s story is all over the Internet. That has already elicited another police abuse story from a second alleged victim, Timothy Young, who endured a similar search at Gila Medical — this time after he had been stopped by State police for not using a turn signal.

“Leo,” the very same sniff dog the cops used in the Eckert case, issued an alleged false “hit” in Young’s incident as well. As KOB’s investigation revealed, the dog’s certification as a drug sniffer — which is supposed to be renewed annually after ongoing retraining — expired in April of 2011.

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Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • Dan

    Sounds to me like they have a bunch of homosexual cops and doctors in Hidalgo county and sadistic homosexual cops in the city of Deming,

    • Toy Pupanbai

      A damned good reason to clench your buttocks!
      I hope that a very large compensation bill, hits those concerned!

    • Toy Pupanbai

      A damned good reason to clench your buttocks!
      I hope that a very large compensation bill, hits those concerned!

      • rivahmitch

        Problem is that the taxpayers, rather than the thugs, will be the ones hurt by the bill resulting from any lawsuit. There needs to be a change in the laws so that government thugs are personally liable when they themselves exceed their legal authority. Either that or an open season.

        • disqus_dDOVNnCOZH

          That is why taxpayers should use their brain next time they go to polls.

    • Joe Piscapo

      Read the names, its hispanic on white racism. They abused their police powers (never heard of that happening before)

      Police power abuse deserves jail time.

      Better yet, rip up their cards and toss em back over the fence.. Im Canadian, I never see mexicans or spanish people or anything, it doesn’t effect me.. I don’t have the facetime to generate my own hate for them… I hate them based purely on what I observe from a neutral point of view.

      If I were white in new mexico, Id go apeshit right now.

      • Jimmy the Greek

        Soon you well see a bunch of them , the USA is allmost full .

  • ArtBrownSr

    Did you notice also that they are billing HIM for the medical procedures that were ordered by the cops?

    • Jimmy the Greek

      And if he don’t pay they well turn him over to the credit reporting people to be put on the dead beat list .

      • Robert Messmer

        He claims he never gave the doctors permission to examine him, so when he is contacted all he has to do is demand a copy of his consent form. No form, no bad credit.

  • hippybiker

    Can you spell Rolls Royce Silver Cloud?

  • hippybiker

    Can you spell Rolls Royce Silver Cloud?

    • Jimmy the Greek

      No , but i can spell A C Corba .

  • Dirty Daug

    If this ever gets in court the man will win but it will be postponed till the guy dies of old age. Until Obama Americans never had to put up with crap like this. These cops will be protected and the poor guy is charged with a hospital bill. Just one more reason for a revolution which is what Obama wants so he can depopulate.

    • smknnjoe

      When this does get to court it sure would be nice to see the outcome. Hopefully he will get an award of 7 or 8 figures. If I were him I would take that money and head to Belize or Costa Rica ’cause this country is going to hell in a hand basket!!!

      • Joe Piscapo

        If I were him Id use the money to lobby against police rights and for mandatory minimums of 10 years on constitutional right abuse by police officers (since they know the rules) big or small.

        ANY constitutional right violation deserves at least 10 years for the police officer. Lobby with the millions for that. See your rights protected instantly.

        18 year old boy has consensual sex with 17 year old girl, 25 years in Florida because of Mandatory minimums on sex offense…. lets carry this over to police behavior too.Forced overreactive punishments. Thats what we need to keep the people who are there to defend our rights… defending our rights.

        • rocketride

          I think the officers and medical malpractitioners in such an egregious case should be looking at life without possibility of parole.

        • rocketride

          When did the age of consent go above 17 in Florida?

        • Old Wolf

          If only. Pity title 18, section 242 is not being enforced by our dear, wonderful president….

          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.

          In this case, both kidnapping, and aggravated sexual abuse apply.

    • Deerinwater

      It’s disgusting but it doesn’t have anything to do with the current administration. In fact the current administration has been found guilty of suing states that attempt to abridge their citizen’s civil right. Does Governor Ann Brewer ring a bell Dirty Daug?

      It’s not possible to have it “Both Ways” either your are for personal freedom and liberty or you are not.

      “Probable Cause” can be defined to where everyone can understand it. ~ But When authority start playing “fast and loose” with this definition and what constitutes “Probable Cause” ~ personal liberty suffers for every American.

      To use it as some means to some end, ~ is assuming there will be an “end” ~ but there will be “no end”.

      If any of you have not thought this through, ~ now is the time to do it.

      • Jimmy the Greek

        Personal freedom does not extend to border jumpers !

      • Jana

        Deer it doesn’t always go to the Governor either. This is local.

      • Robert Messmer

        Sorry but the only lawsuits against states that I am aware of Obama waging was to prevent the states from being able to defend from the invasion of illegal criminals that the Federal government was supposed to but abdicated their responsibilities. And I know Obama has never sued a state to make them live up to the 2nd Amendment so perhaps you can furnish some info or a link even?

      • Libertarian58

        “Probable cause” is just another one of those stupid and unjust statutory laws that cops use to arrest you “just because”, something like “POP” (Pissing Off Police). We have hundreds of these liberty robbing statutes on the books making it possible to arrest you for virtually anything. The police state is at our doorstep and the entire “legal” system supports it.

  • William Smith

    Hope he ends up owning this corrupt police department and the town it is in AND especially these thug cops.

    • Jimmy the Greek

      booty bandits ! If the law was fair he should get to shove a baseball bat up theres , no now that i think about it they would like it to much .

  • ChaplainPeter

    This is none other than the ancient satanic cult; “ANUSEUOS SODOMITIEOUS FECESEMOUS”. It is very important for them to fellowship around their defecating victims, to humiliate them as much as possible. We see the extent of this cult: SENATORS , judges,police,doctors. This will be a specialty exam under the new AFFORDABLE PATIENT HEALTH CARE ACT. The police, DHS, TSA, military, etc. are training at this very moment using specially trained “ASSOUS HOUNDITOUS”. Their targets: CAPITALISM, FREE ENTERPRISE, DECENT MORAL GOD FEARING CITIZENS(LEGAL), SOME CONSERVATIVES AND FOREMOST; TRUE BORN AGAIN CHRISTIANS. As America departs her Christian moorings these evil spirits are being released from the ABYSS where they will wreak havoc upon America.

    • Sam

      Sounds like civil war is coming because we aren’t going to put up with this nonsense much longer.

      • ChaplainPeter

        I don’t know if you are a Christian, but there are some real prophets of God I would like you to hear. God speed, Peter

        • Sam

          I listened to a former FBI agent named Williams once. He named the cities that were targets for nukes by the terrorists. To the best of my knowledge, they were Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, , Miami, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Washington DC.

  • Alan

    Be very leery of drug sniffing dogs. It has been shown that they may give a positive response triggered by their handlers body language or commands.

    • hippybiker

      The way to handle the dog, is to take tip from Cool Hand Luke. Dried blood and hot pepper powder.

  • Jana

    An addendum, my radio station said the hospital charged the man $6,000. for all of this, not the Police Dept.!!!

  • Sam

    There is no way I would allow myself to be searched this way. They would have to sedate me. I would probably go to prison for not obeying the cop. Leave my back door alone!

    • rocketride

      They did sedate him, at least for the colonoscopy.

  • Sam

    Why bother people who have drugs in their privates? I wouldn’t waste the time. It would be far better to go after the big time dealers.

    • paendragon

      Because this way they get to pretend they’re important as they haunt the hospital cafeteria in pursuit of contraband donuts while avoiding doing any real, risky work like chasing down break-and-enter thugs, hostage takers, bomb-making muslims, bank robbers etc! CAPISCE?


      • Sam

        Didn’t think of that. Yeah, use the time to bother regular people instead of the real criminals. What a racket.

        • paendragon

          Yep. Just more proof that cops get paid to be serial slanderers!

          All cops only joined up to be paid to pre-judge everyone else “guilty until (never) proven innocent!” – to slander everyone else.

          Thus their initial desire to arrest first, ask questions later, is based more on the civil law onus test (‘balance of probability; which is 50/50; i.e: “If they COULD have done it, assume that they DID do it!”) and not on the criminal one, (‘beyond a reasonable doubt,’ which is way beyond 50/50) which is always left up to the courts to decide, usually at great expense to only the accused.

          They’re all scared little big blue gangsters, who only want to hide behind their shields and to be the only ones allowed to have and use guns on everyone else.

          Serve “the public?” Nonsense – they always want to micro-manage everyone else, to only serve themselves.

          Obviously, these people believe the best defense is a good offense.


          I feel the accusers (even the cops) should be held responsible for being wrong: if they fail to prove guilt, then THEY should have to pay for the (falsely-accused) defendant’s wasted time/missed opportunity costs, lawyers’ fees, etc!


  • Victoria
  • paendragon

    Why was the gay cop staring at the man’s clenching buttcheeks in the first place?

    • rocketride

      From the phrasing, I’m ASSuming that that was a rhetorical question.

      • paendragon

        Affirmative action!


        • rocketride

          From the assclown-in-chief on down. . .

  • Caesar

    Hershey Highway Henchmen, all of ’em!

  • disqus_dDOVNnCOZH

    This is not police abuse it is torture, cruel and unusual punishment. Everybody from judge to police to doctors should go to jail for the rest of their lives. Nothing less. Judge issued a warrant based on a probable cause that the man had narcotics because how he clinched his buttocks? This judge, police and the doctors are disgrace for mankind. Doctors should not perform any medical procedures unless a life is threatened and that should be based on their own expert medical diagnosis and not because police asked for it. And the liberals of this country said that water boarding of terrorists was a torture. If this is not torture then what is?

  • rocketride

    Okay Odocha, M.D.? Seriously? Any relation to Okey Dokey?