by Doug Book, editor
Rogue police officers and sheriff’s deputies in a Southern New Mexico county are guilty of the sort of malevolent abuse of authority which has come to typify the lust for power exhibited by far too many police officials and departments across the nation. Officers Bobby Orosco, Robert Chavez and Officer Hernandez subjected law abiding resident David Eckert to 14 hours of accusation and physical abuse as the “suspect” was forced to undergo X-Rays, 2 anal cavity searches, 3 enemas and a colonoscopy, all performed at the Gila Regional Medical Center without Eckert’s consent. The officers claim of probabale cause for these procedures: Eckert “appeared to be clenching his buttocks” after being detained for failing to execute a full stop at a stop sign.
The attached video of civil rights attorney Shannon Kennedy, the lawyer Eckert has retained to file suit against the involved parties, details the incredible abuses of authority to which Eckert was subjected.
By the way, police officers involved in the case did obtain a search warrant for an anal cavity search. However, it was not good in the county to which Eckert was taken for the various procedures. Doctors at the hospital in the county in which the warrant was obtained refused to perform these assaults on Eckert, stating that it would be “unethical!”