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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.

Searching “Fleeting Targets”

November 11, 2013

A fleeting targets search may be made at any time and any place where you have lawful access and PC.

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.

Calif. High Court Rejects 'Plain Smell' Test for Marijuana

June 27, 2013
The California Supreme Court Tuesday rejected a prosecutor's argument that officers don't need a search warrant to seize a package that smells of marijuana.

Ala. College Deploys Drones to Monitor Campus

May 15, 2013
Officials at the University of Alabama Huntsville have announced that the school will deploy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to monitor the campus. The UAVs will use small spotlights or infrared cameras, along with video surveillance cameras to scan campus grounds.

Search Warrant Detentions

April 30, 2013

When you make a search of premises under authority of a search warrant, it is generally permissible to detain the occupants pending completion of the search. The authority to do so, and the rationale supporting detention, were limited by a 2013 decision.

DOJ To Police: Get a Warrant for Older E-mails

March 20, 2013
The Department of Justice on Tuesday dropped its support for allowing law enforcement to review older e-mails without a warrant in testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.

Supreme Court Limits Detention Powers In Searches

February 19, 2013
Suffolk County (N.Y.) Police detectives who detained two suspects, while officers searched a dwelling exceeded the scope of their search warrant, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Entry to Secure

December 10, 2012

As previous "Point of Law" articles have discussed, there are four—and only four—legal justifications for entering private premises. For several reasons, the preferred authority for entry is a judicial warrant.

SCOTUS Considers GPS Tracking by LE

November 2, 2011
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether attaching a high-tech tracking device to suspect's vehicle without a warrant is constitutional.

Calif. Lawmakers Move To Ban Warrantless Cell Phone Searches

September 28, 2011
California lawmakers have approved a bill that would require officers to obtain a warrant before searching the contents of a subject's cell phone or wireless device. The bill would become law if approved by Gov. Brown by Oct. 9.

California Bill Would Require Warrant for Cell Phone Searches

July 5, 2011
Members of the Peace Officers Research Association of California have come out in opposition to the bill, saying cell phones contain vital information about crimes in progress that could be deleted by the suspect.

Florida Agency Using Skype To Obtain Warrants

March 29, 2011
Cpl. Darin Morgan came up with an idea to save time when obtaining blood search warrants from judges in cases involving impaired drivers. Using Skype can shave hours off police time spent traveling and waiting to meet judges in person.

Supreme Court Sides with Police Officers in Search Case

January 22, 2009
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police officers in Utah who searched a suspect's home without a warrant cannot be sued for violating his constitutional rights.

How to Tell When You Need a Search Warrant

March 1, 2008

The general rule-of-thumb is to try to get a warrant whenever possible. On the other hand, if you can seize evidence without engaging in a search, you don't need either a warrant or any exception.

Residential Entry After Outdoors Arrest

February 1, 2008

There are four ways to make a lawful entry into a private home. Notice that "entry incident to outdoors arrest" is not on the list of lawful ways to get inside a residence. In three separate cases, the U.S. Supreme Court has held such entries to be unconstitutional.

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