The city and county at the center of New Mexico's traffic stop "anal probe" scandal have reached a settlement with the victim. But this isn't the end of the road for the victim's lawsuit.
David Eckert, who was 63 at the time of his arrest in 2013, was subjected to multiple anal cavity searches for concealed drugs following a routine traffic stop. No contraband was found. Eckert is now set to receive $1.6 million from Hidalgo County and the city of Deming to settle their portion of the lawsuit, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Considering how outrageous this case was, why would Eckert and his attorney opt to settle with the city and county, rather than pursue a full-blown trial?