Sign the Petition to Deming Police Chief Brandon Gigante, Deputy District Attorney Daniel Dougherty of Deming NM, Gila Regional Medical Center, including Robert Wilcox, M.D and Okay Odocha, M.D.

This petition closed 3 months ago

This story is sweeping the nation and we must stand up to help. 

Reports state that David Eckert was exiting a Walmart Parking Lot when he ran a stop sign and was pulled over by New Mexico Police. The police reported that Eckert was "Clenching his buttocks" leading them to the conclusion that he was hiding drugs internally. 

Reports say these police officers arrested Eckert and took him to a nearby hospital demanding that his anus be searched for drugs. When these doctors called the procedures on Eckert "unethical", reports say the police officers took him to another hospital who complied. 

At the second hospital, reports say David Eckert was forced to undergo multiple anal searches from doctors using their hands and enemas. When no drugs were found after these procedures, Eckert was forced to undergo a complete colonoscopy before being released. 

Eckhert never gave his consent to these procedures, and all eight were conducted illegally and without cause. 

These kinds of actions cannot stand. 

"If the officers in Hidalgo County and the City of Deming are seeking warrants for anal cavity searches based on how they're standing and the warrant allows doctors at the Gila Hospital of Horrors to go in and do enemas and colonoscopies without consent, then anyone can be seized and that's why the public needs to know about this," - Shannon Kennedy, Eckert's attorney. [1]

[1] Reuters

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