Monday, September 29, 2014

Judge won't grant immunity to police, doctor who medically paralyzed man for cavity search

A federal judge has ruled that Anderson County law enforcers and an Oak Ridge doctor are not entitled to immunity from prosecution after the doctor medically paralyzed a man to conduct a cavity search for drugs.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports ( the 2010 cavity search at the Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center did turn up cocaine, and Felix Booker was charged with a federal drug crime.
However, the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals tossed out the case against Booker, stating that the search “shocked the conscience” and violated the Constitution.