Category Archives: Body searches

CA4: Officer who obtained court order for minor ptf to be detained and to get an erection so police could photograph it gets no QI; this isn’t remotely reasonable

Plaintiff was a 17 year old that allegedly sent a picture of his erection to his 15 year old girlfriend. Defendant obtained a court order for plaintiff to be transported to a juvenile detention center to masturbate to get an … Continue reading

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MassPrivateI: Police in two states use hospitals to take motorists blood without a warrant

MassPrivateI: Police in two states use hospitals to take motorists blood without a warrant:

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IL: ER blood draw was private search for diagnostic purposes

“The mere filing of a motion [to suppress] is not proof that a search occurred.” Defendant first failed to prove that he was the subject of the search. Second, even if it was assumed, the hospital took the blood draw … Continue reading

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WaPo: Body searches of 900 Georgia students by sheriff’s office leads to $3 million settlement

WaPo: Body searches of 900 Georgia students by sheriff’s office leads to $3 million settlement by Susan Hogan:

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ID: Trial court suppressed forced catheterization of OUI suspect in hospital (not an issue on appeal)

The trial court suppressed a forced catheterization of defendant in her OUI case as exceeding her consent. It wasn’t clear whether it was for law enforcement or medical purposes. This wasn’t an issue on appeal (for good reason because it … Continue reading

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OH2: Def spoke English well enough to consent

The court finds the defendant spoke English well enough to understand what the officer was saying to him and thus consented to a search of his hotel room. State v. Guerrero-Sanchez, 2017-Ohio-8185, 2017 Ohio App. LEXIS 4548 (2d Dist. Oct. … Continue reading

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WaPo: Georgia sheriff, deputies indicted after body searches of 900 high school students

WaPo: Georgia sheriff, deputies indicted after body searches of 900 high school students by Kyle Swenson: The sound system squawked at 8 a.m., just as the school day was revving up at Worth County High School. The campus was now … Continue reading

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CA5: Bodycam video showed that this fatal shooting was apparently justified, and that essentially made credibility of the officer irrelevant

In this § 1983 action against a former deputy sheriff, which alleged excessive force in violation of the Fourth Amendment, the factual issues identified by the district court on summary judgment were immaterial in light of undisputed filmed facts of … Continue reading

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NPR (WMUK): New Baltimore Police Scandal Threatens Criminal Cases

On the body camera video showing planted drug evidence, see NPR (WMUK): New Baltimore Police Scandal Threatens Criminal Cases by Eric Westervelt. Thus far, 40 cases have been dropped.

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AP (Police One): Lawsuit: Neb. patrol accused of requiring vaginal exams for female recruits

AP (Police One): Lawsuit: Neb. patrol accused of requiring vaginal exams for female recruits by Margery A. Beck: State Patrol spokesman Cody Thomas said no NSP recruits have undergone the pelvic exams since December 2016

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