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Showing posts from November, 2013

New Mexico Traffic Stop Nightmare, from improper detention to anal probes.

A review of medical records, police reports and a federal lawsuit show deputies with the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office, police officers with the City of Deming and medical professionals at the Gila Regional Medical Center failed to follow common since much less made some questionable decisions.
The incident began January 2, 2013 after David Eckert finished shopping at the Wal-Mart in Deming.  According to a federal lawsuit, Eckert failed to come to a complete stop at a stop sign at the exit of the Wal-Mart parking lot. He was immediately stopped by law enforcement.     

Eckert's attorney, Shannon Kennedy, informed KOB that after law enforcement asked him to step out of the vehicle, they claimed he appeared to be clenching his buttocks.  Law enforcement claimed probable cause to suspect that Eckert was hiding narcotics in his anal cavity.  While officers detained Eckert, they secured a search warrant from a judge that allowed for an anal cavity search.   The lawsuit claims that …