In a piece posted yesterday, we told the story of David Eckert, the unfortunate gentleman in New Mexico who picked the wrong place and time to clench his buttocks and was in return rewarded with multiple anal cavity searches, enemas and a COLONOSCOPY — which all turned up exactly NOTHING. Another horrific tale of police abuse from the SAME POLICE DEPT has now been reported, and the two are connected in a very interesting way.
According to a report from KOB 4, we now know that an additional member of the force played a key role in both the Eckert story and this one.
“A K-9 named Leo alerted that it sniffed drugs on Eckert’s driver’s seat.”
Now this new information doesn’t clear up the question of exactly when Eckert “clenched his buttocks”, but I’m hoping it was at some point AFTER Officer Leo entered the picture.
Daily KOS reported the real kicker to this story earlier today.
“Police reports state deputies stopped Timothy Young because he turned without putting his blinker on. Again, Leo the canine, alerts on Young’s seat. Young is taken to the Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City, and just like Eckert, he’s subjected to medical procedures including x-rays of his stomach and an anal exam.”
Again. a thorough search of Mr. Young’s lower digestive track, revealed no illegal drugs. In yet another twist, the invasion of Mr. Young took place in a county not covered in the search warrant.
Would you like to hear another interesting tidbit of information on Officer Leo? It seems that our noble canine detective hasn’t been certified since 2011.
We’ll be watching for more on this story and our thoughts and best-wishes are with the two real victims in this real life “Police Gone Wild” episode! I don’t know about you, but I’m wondering if Officer Leo has taken a real liking to sniffing freshly warmed car seats. Nothing a little professional development can’t cure, I’m guessing.
Watch the KOB4 report in the video below: