The War on Drugs in Your Asshole, update

Remember David Eckert?  A routine stop ended up with multiple rectal exams, forced enemas and a colonoscopy.  He settled for $1.6 million.

Unfortunately, this apparently isn’t an isolated case:

… A 54-year-old New Mexico resident … was crossing the bridge between Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and El Paso …  when she was chosen at random for “additional screening.” This “secondary inspection” involved a pat-down during which an agent “inserted her finger in the crevice of Ms. Doe’s buttocks,” …

First the agents strip-searched the plaintiff, examining her anus and vagina with a flashlight. Finding nothing, they took her to the University Medical Center of El Paso, where they forced her to take a laxative and produce a bowel movement in their presence. Again they found no evidence of contraband. At this point one of their accomplices, a physician named Christopher Cabanillas, ordered an X-ray, which likewise found nothing suspicious. Then the plaintiff “endured a forced gynecological exam” and rectal probing at the hands of another doctor, Michael Parsa. Still nothing. Finally, Cabanillas ordered a CT scan of the plaintiff’s abdomen and pelvis, which found no sign of illegal drugs.

 

Jane Doe was also billed for the procedures. She has also filed suit.

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