Eckert still has pending suits against a deputy district attorney who signed off on the intrusive search warrant, the doctors who performed the search and the Gila Regional Medical Center, the facility that hosted the exams.
Eckert was kept against his will for 14 hours as police and the doctors forced him to undergo the painful and embarrassing, treatments.
“This is like something out of a science fiction movie — anal probing by government officials and public employees,” Eckert’s attorney, Shannon Kennedy, said shortly after the suit was filed in November.
Among the violations was the fact that the search warrant for the exams was valid only in Luna County, but he was taken to Grant County after emergency room doctors first refused to do the exams on ethical grounds. He was also denied the right to make a phone call from the police station.
“It was medically unethical and unconstitutional,” Kennedy told The Associated Press. “He feels relieved that this part is over and believes this litigation might make sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else.”
The best way to do that would be to make sure that every cop involved in the monstrosity is fired, stripped of pensions and other benefits, sued into permanent personal penury, charged with assault and battery under color of law, convicted, and jailed for long prison terms.