Tuesday, September 08, 2009

If the story is correct, the cop and the magistrate

and likely the doctor ought to all be charged for violation of his rights, AND criminal assault.
According to the suit, police arrested Jamie Lockard, 53, on suspicion of drunken driving in March.

A Breathalyzer test showed he was under the legal limit, but Officer Brian Miller doubted the findings.

Lockard and his attorney claim in the suit that police took him to Dearborn County Hospital and forced him to submit to a urine and blood test.

Police said they obtained a warrant, but Lockard's attorney said his client was shackled to a gurney and had a catheter inserted against his will.
The blood test showed that Lockard's blood-alcohol level did not exceed Indiana's legal limit, police said.

Garner said the police officer did not apologize, but instead charged Lockard with obstruction of justice
If the Lawrenceburg Police Department doesn't have a problem with this, then the chief ought to be fired and someone who actually thinks the Constitution means something be hired.

1 comment:

Keith said...

Who ever inserted the catheter needs to be struck off.

Damaging a prostate is assault and actual bodily harm. There is a good reason why males are only cateterised when medically necessary, this wasn't medical.