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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.

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. More Here.

California SWAT Officer Shot by Motorcycle Gang Member

October 28, 2014
A gunman accused of shooting a Pomona, Calif., police SWAT officer who was serving a search warrant has been identified by authorities as a 36-year-old member of a "dangerous" motorcycle gang.

Newest Androids to Offer Default Encryption, Blocking Police Searches

September 19, 2014
The next generation of Google’s Android operating system, due for release next month, will encrypt data by default for the first time, raising yet another barrier to police gaining access to the troves of personal data typically kept on smartphones.

Apple to No Longer Unlock Most Devices for Police

September 18, 2014
Apple said Wednesday night that it is making it impossible for the company to turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police — even when they have a search warrant.

Bill Would Allow Judge to Issue Search Warrant by Telephone in Tennessee

August 7, 2014
Some state senators oppose a Tennessee bill that would allow a magistrate or judge to issue a search warrant by telephone or "other reliable electronic means."

Cell Phone Search Incident to Arrest

July 11, 2014

Just when it looks like a rule is finally refined to the point of general understanding, the Supreme Court takes an unexpected turn, as it recently did on the subject of searching an arrestee's cell phone incident to his arrest.

Ohio Police Get More Time to Plant Tracking Devices

June 26, 2014
The Ohio Supreme Court is now giving law enforcement an extra week to install tracking devices after obtaining a search warrant.

How SCOTUS Cell Phone Search Warrant Ruling Affects You

June 26, 2014
On June 25, the Supreme Court ruled that the well-established exception permitting some searches incident to arrest does not apply to data searches of the arrestee's cell phone. But there are some details that you should know.

Court Rules Officers Need Warrants to Search Arrestees' Phones

June 25, 2014
The old rules, Chief Justice Roberts said, cannot be applied to “modern cellphones, which are now such a pervasive and insistent part of daily life that the proverbial visitor from Mars might conclude they were an important feature of human anatomy.”

Kansas Law Makers Open Police Records

May 19, 2014
Kansas legislators have approved legislation opening some law enforcement records to the public, bringing the state in line with the practice across the country.

2 Texas Officers Shot Serving Warrant

May 9, 2014
Two Killeen, Texas, police officers were shot Friday morning as Tactical Response officers and Bell County deputies served a search warrant at a Killeen residence.

Supreme Court Allows Disputed Home Searches Without Warrant

February 25, 2014
Police can search a home without a warrant if one of the occupants consents — and even if an occupant who would object isn’t home at the time, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Rules in Flux on Ohio Police Use of GPS Tracking

February 13, 2014
Ohio law is playing catch-up with the increasing police practice of secretly installing GPS devices on suspects’ vehicles to track their travels and potentially crack crimes.

SCOTUS to Rule on Warrantless Cell Phone Searches

January 21, 2014
The Supreme Court said Friday it would rule on two cases that will determine whether police can search suspects' cell phones after they've been arrested.
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