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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.
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.
Let's face it—law enforcement officers sometimes make detentions, arrests, entries, or searches that run afoul of one or more of the hundreds of judicial decisions differentiating "reasonable" and "unreasonable" searches and seizures.
A woman who considers herself a "citizen journalist" said she plans to sue, after a Gresham (Ore.) Police officer seized video she captured during an arrest. Read the full story here.
Warrantless searches are presumed to be unreasonable, but the U.S. Supreme Court has acknowledged that a warrantless search may still be reasonable under the Fourth Amendment if it falls within the guidelines of one or more of a limited number of exceptions.
Two female motorists are suing two Texas troopers and the director of the Department of Public Safety, after they were given a full body cavity search along the roadside. Read the full story here.