Man Who Endured 3-Enema Traffic Stop Awarded $1.6 Million

In an earlier post, I wrote about David Eckert being forced to undergo three enemas and a colonoscopy after a routine traffic stop even though x-rays revealed that he was not carrying drugs.

Eckert filed a lawsuit and was awarded $1.6 million.  Eckert also sued the hospital and the doctors that performed the procedures.  That part of the lawsuit is still ongoing

David Eckert, who was given three enemas as part of a humiliating search after a routine traffic stop last year, has received a $1.6 million settlement from a county and city in New Mexico.

Lawyers from the city of Deming and Hidalgo County agreed to the settlement earlier this week.

“It was medically unethical and unconstitutional,” his lawyer, Shannon Kennedy, told the Associated Press. “He feels relieved that this part is over and believes this litigation might make sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else.”

via Man Who Endured 3-Enema Traffic Stop Awarded $1.6 Million.

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