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Point of Law: Using Pole Cameras for Surveillance

Your ability to use cameras to monitor suspects in publicly visible areas without a warrant was recently upheld in the First Circuit.

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Chicago Mayor, Police Superintendent Announce Warrant Reforms

On Wednesday, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown joined Mayor Lori Lightfoot in unveiling an array of proposed reforms to the policies outlining what happens before, during and after search warrants are executed by Chicago police officers.

Federal Investigation of Breonna Taylor Shooting Continues

Because the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right against unreasonable searches or seizures, the warrant process in the Taylor case could be part of the FBI review.

Oprah Buys Billboard Ads Demanding Arrest of Officers Involved in Breonna Taylor Shooting

Winfrey’s billboards, which began going up on Thursday and are scheduled to all be in place by Monday, read: “Demand that the police involved in killing Breonna Taylor be arrested and charged. Visit UntilFreedom.com.”

Louisiana Deputy Cleared in Fatal OIS at No-Knock Drug Raid

Prosecutors will not bring charges against a West Baton Rouge, LA, deputy who fatally shot a Port Allen man during a drug raid at a motel last summer.

Google Charging Law Enforcement for Warrant Response

Google’s fees range from $45 for a subpoena and $60 for a wiretap to $245 for a search warrant, according to a notice sent to law enforcement officials.

Border Patrol K-9 Killed Trying to Detain Suspect in Texas

Border Patrol K-9 Bulder was shot and killed while trying to detain a suspect in El Paso, TX.

North Carolina Officer Shot During Warrant Service Expected to Be OK

An officer with the Gastonia (NC) Police Department who was shot during a joint operation with the FBI early Friday morning reportedly suffered non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to be OK.

Illinois Trooper Shot, Suffered Life-Threatening Injuries Executing Search Warrant

An Illinois State Police trooper was shot and suffered life-threatening injuries executing a search warrant in East St. Louis early Friday, leading to a standoff at a house in a residential neighborhood.

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OR Supreme Court Rules Police Can't Take Suspect's Garbage Without a Warrant

The high court found that police had violated the Oregon Constitution’s protection against unreasonable searches because Lien and Wilverding had privacy interests in their trash and because the garbage hauling company acted as “an agent” of police by collecting the trash for a detective.