Man wins $1.6M after three enemas, colonoscopy show he didn't have drugs

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A New Mexico man has been awarded $1.6 million after he was subjected to three enemas and a colonoscopy after police pulled him over for failing to stop at a stop sign.

Police said they suspected David Eckert had drugs.

He did not.

Eckert was pulled over Jan. 2, 2013, while exiting a Walmart parking lot, Reuters reported in June when the lawsuit was filed. A police dog alerted officers to the presence of drugs and Eckert was arrested. Doctors at the first hospital officers took him to refused to do the examination, but staff at a second hospital did it.

He underwent a total of eight searches -- including digital penetration of his anus, three enemas, two X-rays and a colonoscopy.

The Albuquerque Journal reported Eckert was awarded $1.6 million from the city and county for authorizing the examination. A lawsuit against the doctors is ongoing.


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