Category Archives: Body searches

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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D.Colo.: Full body scan of ADX SHU inmates are reasonable

Submitting Florence ADX SHU inmates to repeated x-ray like body scans inside the prison is not unreasonable. Probable cause is not required since it’s not that invasive. Defendant promised proof they could be harmful, but it wasn’t produced. United States … Continue reading

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US News & World Report: S.D. Cops Forced Catheters for Drug Testing

US News & World Report: S.D. Cops Forced Catheters for Drug Testing by Steven Nelson Authorities also allegedly catheterized a toddler because he wasn’t potty-trained.

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KSFY: ACLU files suit over forced catheterization process

KSFY: ACLU files suit over force catheterization process:

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E.D.Mich.: Possible violation of state law doesn’t mean exclusion in federal court

The CI’s identity was not kept secret, and there was probable cause for the search warrant. The affidavit was not bare bones. The possible violation of state law isn’t shown to be of constitutional magnitude for exclusion of evidence in … Continue reading

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