Category Archives: Warrant execution

WaPo: Marijuana raids are more deadly than the drug itself

WaPo: Marijuana raids are more deadly than the drug itself by Christopher Ingraham: Since 2010, At least 20 SWAT raids involving suspected marijuana dealers have turned deadly, according to data compiled by the New York Times.

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Kerr: Oregon AG’s Office argues to State SCT that ex ante search restrictions on computer warrants not ok.

Orin Kerr on Twitter: Oregon AG’s Office argues to State SCT that ex ante search restrictions on computer warrants not ok. State v Mansor https://orinkerrblog.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/2017_wl_944311.pdf …

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NYTimes: Door-Busting Drug Raids Leave a Trail of Blood

NYTimes: Door-Busting Drug Raids Leave a Trail of Blood by Kevin Sack: Using SWAT officers to storm into homes to execute search warrants has led time and again to avoidable deaths, gruesome injuries and costly legal settlements. (with video)

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techdirt: Court Tells Cops They Can’t Use GPS Data Gathered After Suspect They Were Tracking Sold The Vehicle

techdirt: Court Tells Cops They Can’t Use GPS Data Gathered After Suspect They Were Tracking Sold The Vehicle by Tim Cushing:

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EFF: Secret Court Orders Aren’t Blank Checks for General Electronic Searches

EFF: Secret Court Orders Aren’t Blank Checks for General Electronic Searches by Mark Rumhold:

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D.Colo.: GPS tracking a car after it had been sold by target was unreasonable

Defendant bought a car that had a GPS device placed by the police with a 60 day tracking warrant. He paid for it for his girlfriend, with whom he had a child, and he drove it at the time of … Continue reading

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CA10: GFE saves general warrant where affidavit specific and affiant served the warrant

Where officers obtained a warrant and searched two cell phones seized at the time of defendant’s arrest, the search warrant was invalid because it did not satisfy the particularity requirement since it did not identify either of the phones that … Continue reading

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OH7: The SW included def’s car, and her driving off before police could search it didn’t prevent stopping and searching it away from the house

The search warrant for defendant’s house included her car. When he arrived there, the police attempted to stop her to search the car, but she got away and was stopped about a mile away. Because the warrant provided for the … Continue reading

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E.D.Pa.: Seizure of years of emails by SW for later discriminating search was still reasonable

This email search warrant sought specific information over a several year period, and the Google production was somewhat limited yet still substantial. Yet, included were emails between attorney and client and there were no search protocols. The court declines to … Continue reading

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IN: Tossing flash bang into room with only a 9 month old baby in a playpen during drug raid was excessive under the circumstances; suppressed

Using a flash bang device during a SWAT drug raid that went off in a room with only a nine-month old baby in a playpen violated the state constitution for its overall unreasonableness. Watkins v. State, 2017 Ind. App. LEXIS … Continue reading

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