Man Says Police Forcibly Collected Urine Sample – This was reported in Cincinnati by WLWT.
Lawrenceburg, IN. Sept. 3 — An Indiana man has filed a lawsuit claiming that police forcibly withdrew urine from his body during a drunken driving arrest.
According to the suit, police arrested Jamie Lockard, 53, on suspicion of drunk driving in March.
A Breathalyzer test showed he was under the legal limit, but Officer Brian Miller doubted the findings.
Lockard and his attorney claimed in the suit that police took him to Dearborn County Hospital and forced him to submit to a urine 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.
“It has to be executed reasonably,” said attorney Doug Garner. “No one would say this is reasonable behavior. It’s reprehensible that anyone could think that this is appropriate.”
The 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
Let’s look at the FACTS:
1) Breath Test Shows Suspect Innocent
2) Police Don’t Like Breath Test Result
3) Suspect Taken for Forced Urine Collection
4) Police Don’t Like Urine Test Result
5) Police Charge Suspect with Obstruction of Justice
Where is the Justice here?
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