- The Washington Times
Thursday, January 16, 2014

A man who was forced to undergo invasive surgeries during a drug search by police has reached a court settlement with New Mexico authorities for $1.6 million.

David Eckert was pulled over Jan. 2 for failing to pull to a complete stop at a traffic sign. When police suspected he was carrying drugs in his anus, he was taken to two different hospitals and charged for the visits, which included a colonoscopy, the Daily Caller reported.

“He feels relieved that this part is over and believes this litigation might make sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else,” said his lawyer, Shannon Kennedy.

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Mr. Eckert has also sued, but not yet reached a settlement with, Gila Regional Medical Center, according to the Daily Caller.

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