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Massachusetts Officer Shot in Head Serving Warrant Has Died

April 12, 2018
Officer Sean Gannon was shot and killed Thursday while serving a warrant.

Video: Massachusetts Officer Shot in Head Serving Search Warrant

April 12, 2018
A Yarmouth, MA, police officer suffered serious injuries after being shot while serving a search warrant at a Barnstable home.

Massachusetts Officer Shot in Head Serving Search Warrant

April 12, 2018
A Yarmouth, MA, K-9 handler suffered serious injuries after being shot in the head while serving a search warrant at a Barnstable home. More Here.

Supreme Court to Review Need for Warrant for Cellphone Tower Data

November 27, 2017
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court hears its latest case about privacy in the digital age. At issue is whether police generally need a warrant to review the records.

MN Police Officer Hospitalized After Extricating Barricaded Suspect

September 18, 2017
A Duluth police officer was hospitalized Saturday and underwent surgery after injuring his arm trying to extricate a suspect who was barricaded in a home in West Duluth, MN.

Video: 2 OK Officers Shot Serving Search Warrant

September 18, 2017
Two Chickasha, OK, police officers were shot while serving a search warrant at a home Sunday afternoon, and one officer was flown to the hospital.

2 OK Officers Shot Serving Search Warrant

September 18, 2017
Two Chickasha, OK, police officers were shot while serving a search warrant at a home near East Country Club Road and U.S. 81 in Chickasha Sunday afternoon, and one officer was flown to the hospital. More Here.

TN Supreme Court Considering "Good Faith" Admission of Illegally Obtained Evidence

September 6, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court is again signaling its intent to decide whether the state's courts should be more forgiving of police mistakes even if they violate the constitutional rights of its citizens.

Video: Police Release Footage of AZ SWAT Incident in Which Officer Shot, Suspect Killed

October 3, 2016
Arizona authorities have released footage of a Kingman, AZ, SWAT team serving a warrant on a local man for stolen firearm last Thursday. During the incident the suspect was killed and an officer was seriously wounded.

Video: Austin SWAT Officer Shot Executing Search Warrant

April 14, 2016
An Austin, TX, SWAT officer was shot while executing a search warrant at a home in North Austin early Thursday. Another SWAT team member exchanged fire with the 18-year-old shooter, who surrendered to police within minutes.

Austin SWAT Officer Shot Executing Search Warrant

April 14, 2016
An Austin, TX, SWAT officer was shot while executing a search warrant at a home in North Austin early Thursday. Another SWAT team member exchanged fire with the 18-year-old shooter, who surrendered to police within minutes. More Here.

Community Caretaking Searches

April 7, 2016

Few of the safeguards granted to individuals in the United States under the Bill of Rights are more vociferously defended than the Fourth Amendment guaranteeing protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. This is especially the case where the entry of private residences is concerned.

Pennsylvania Detective Investigating Woman's Death Is Shot; Man Captured After Standoff

February 18, 2016
The case of a woman found dead Sunday in an east Allentown, PA, recycling bin took on a new level of mystery Tuesday night when a city detective investigating her shooting was himself shot.

Justice Department to Require Warrants for Some Cellphone Tracking

September 4, 2015
The Justice Department announced a policy Thursday that will require its law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant to deploy cellphone-tracking devices in criminal investigations and inform judges when they plan to use them.

North Dakota OKs Less-Lethal Drones

August 27, 2015
It's legal for law enforcement in North Dakota to use unmanned aircraft systems, commonly called drones. Now House Bill 1328 explicitly states that they may be used to deploy non-lethal force and restricts how departments can use the unmanned aircraft to gather evidence.

Facebook Loses Appeal on New York Search Warrants

July 22, 2015
A New York state appeals court ruled on Tuesday that Facebook had no legal standing to challenge search warrants on behalf of its customers.

Entries and Civil Liability

July 7, 2015

Fortunately, the Supreme Court recently overturned two federal court rulings that had exposed officers to potential liability in cases involving warrantless entries.

Supreme Court Rules Police Must Obtain Warrant to Search Hotel or Motel Registries

June 23, 2015
The case concerning hotel registries is likely to have a broad impact, as dozens of cities allow warrantless searches, which law enforcement officials say help them catch fugitives and fight prostitution and drug dealing.

Search Warrant Basics

April 28, 2015

There are good reasons why officers need to become more comfortable with writing search warrant applications, and to delay non-emergency searches until warrants can be obtained.

Video: Illinois Officer, Gunman Shot During Search Warrant Service

April 16, 2015
A police officer and suspect were wounded when they were shot in a struggle for a gun as a cybercrimes team served a search warrant at a home in Edwardsville, Ill., Wednesday morning.
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