Search Close Menu

Tag Search Result

Blood Testing

CSI: Helping Authors Keep It Real

The mission of the Writers' Police Academy is to teach authors about how actual law enforcement officers and crime scene specialists investigate crimes.

Read more

SCOTUS Affirms Police Can Draw Blood From Unconscious Drivers

In a 5-4 vote on Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld a Wisconsin law that says people driving on a public road have impliedly consented to having their blood drawn if police suspect them of driving under the influence. It also said that "exigent circumstances" permit police to obtain a blood sample without a warrant.

Video: Utah Nurse Handcuffed Over Refusal to Draw Blood from Crash Victim

A nurse says she was assaulted and illegally arrested by a Salt Lake City police detective for following a hospital policy that does not allow blood draws from unconscious patients.

Utah Nurse Handcuffed Over Refusal to Draw Blood from Crash Victim

A nurse says she was assaulted and illegally arrested by a Salt Lake City police detective for following a hospital policy that does not allow blood draws from unconscious patients. More Here.

Video: Hospital’s Warrant Refusal Could Weaken Case Against Cop Killer Suspect

There was a delay in gathering evidence against the suspected hit-and-run driver charged with killing Cleveland Police Officer David Fahey. It may be harder now to tell if Israel Alvarez was drunk or high when investigators say he hit and killed the officer.

Hospital’s Warrant Refusal Could Weaken Case Against Cop Killer Suspect

There was a delay in gathering evidence against the suspected hit-and-run driver charged with killing Cleveland Police Officer David Fahey. It may be harder now to tell if Israel Alvarez was drunk or high when investigators say he hit and killed the officer. More Here.

Forced Blood From Impaired Drivers

The Supreme Court has made it more difficult for law enforcement officers to obtain the most probative evidence of impaired driving—a measure of the alcohol concentration in a sample of the suspect's blood.

Supreme Court Requires Warrant for DUI Blood Tests

The United States Supreme Court required officers to obtain a warrant before drawing blood from a suspected drunk driver in a decision announced Wednesday.

Florida Agency Using Skype To Obtain Warrants

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.

Read more

Federal Program Encourages Officer Blood Draws To Nab Drunk Drivers

The aim of a new federal program is to determine if drawing blood by law enforcement officers can be an effective tool against drunken drivers and aid in their prosecution, the New York Times reports.