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Pa. Court Rules on Warrantless Vehicle Searches

May 15, 2014
The Pennsylvania state Supreme Court ruled last week that police are allowed to search vehicles without a warrant. The split-decision from the Supreme Court allows police to conduct searches of cars based only on probable cause.

Supreme Court to Hear Cases of Cell Phone Searches

April 28, 2014
The Supreme Court on Tuesday, will hear cases involving search of personal cell phones incident to arrest.

Chasing Misdemeanants

January 6, 2014

Some search-and-seizure rules are not very clear, and state and local federal courts might apply them differently. How can you be expected to pick and choose the right rule on an issue for which there doesn't seem to be just one "right" rule?

Calif. Law Requires Juvenile Interrogation Videotaping

October 15, 2013
A new California law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday requires police agencies to videotape interrogations of juvenile suspects in homicide cases to prevent false confessions.

Video: Fla. Officer Suspended In Bra Search

September 27, 2013
The Lakeland (Fla.) Police officer who told a woman to shake out her bra for drugs received a one-day suspension. Officer Dustin Fetz must also complete re-training in arrest, search and seizure laws and procedures, and complete an in-depth research project.

SCOTUS To Hear Co-Tenant Search Case

September 6, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a California case involving a suspect arrested by police after his girlfriend allowed officers to search the couple's apartment.

Judge Awards $4M To Calif. Couple Shot by Deputies

August 15, 2013
A federal judge awarded a Lancaster couple $4 million Tuesday for injuries they suffered when two Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies shot them during a parolee search.

K-9 Vehicle Searches

August 6, 2013

Two U.S. Supreme Court cases from Florida have clarified the use of police dogs by officers for search vehicles and private properties. Law enforcement appeared to score a victory in Florida v. Harris, in which the court validated a search that resulted in the discovery of narcotics in a vehicle. View our gallery of K-9 vehicle searches. Photos courtesy of Becki and John Johnston/AceK9.com.

Open Wide and Say, "Ahhh"

August 5, 2013

Under what circumstances would the Fourth Amendment allow routine collection of DNA samples upon arrest and booking? A recent Supreme Court decision addressed this issue.

Warrantless Cellphone Tracking Upheld

August 1, 2013
In a significant victory for law enforcement, a federal appeals court on Tuesday said that government authorities could extract historical location data directly from telecommunications carriers without a search warrant.

Judge: Nebraska Troopers Must Return $1M To Stripper

July 25, 2013
The Nebraska State Patrol must return more than $1 million in suspected drug money seized during a traffic stop that belongs to a former stripper, a judge has ruled.

Video: Driver Questions Deputy at DUI Checkpoint

July 9, 2013
A Libertarian Party member's recording of his interaction with a Rutherford County (Tenn.) Sheriff's deputy at a DUI checkpoint went viral following the July 4 stop.

Video: Texas Trooper Fired for Roadside Cavity Search

July 8, 2013
A female Texas trooper has been fired and her male partner suspended for a roadside cavity search of two bikini-clad women in Brazoria County.

Texas Trooper Fired for Roadside Cavity Search

July 8, 2013

A female Texas trooper has been fired and her male partner suspended over a roadside cavity search of a bikini-clad woman in Brazoria County. Read the full story here.

Prosecutor: Ohio Agency's Fake Drug Checkpoints Legal

July 1, 2013
An Ohio agency's face drug checkpoints don't violate a 2000 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that officers can't randomly stop cars to search motorists for drugs, a prosecutor told The Plain Dealer.

Video: Hackers Target Fla. Cop After Bra Search

June 26, 2013
Internet hackers posted the personal information of a Lakeland (Fla.) Police officer on social media sites, after dash-cam video showed him forcing a female motorist to shake out her bra during a late-May traffic stop.

Fla. Cop Suspended Over Bra Search

June 26, 2013

Dash-cam footage shows a Lakeland (Fla.) Police officer requiring a woman to twice shake out her bra during a vehicle stop to prove she didn't have drugs. Read the full story here.

Ohio Cop Recounts Kidnapping Scene

May 14, 2013
Officer Anthony Espada, who recounted his story on the Cleveland Division of Police's blog, said he doesn't feel like a hero for helping rescue Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight from Ariel Castro's house on May 6.

Minn. Man Pulls Gun In Squad

May 7, 2013

An intoxicated Minneapolis man pulled a loaded gun from his pants while in custody in the back of a patrol car that officers eventually wrestled away from him. Read the full story here.

Dogs, Drugs, and the Fourth Amendment

May 3, 2013

Two cases from Florida have brought the U.S. Supreme Court to two different conclusions regarding K-9 searches in 2013. One is an affirmation of existing practice, but the other breaks new ground and imposes new limits.

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