Category Archives: Body searches

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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NC: Warrantless blood draw from unconscious driver violated 4A

“We now address the application of the Supreme Court’s decisions in Birchfield v. North Dakota and Missouri v. McNeely to the situation at bar, specifically, the warrantless blood draw from defendant for purposes of determining blood alcohol content. We hold … Continue reading

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WaPo: Lawsuit: Mass search of Georgia high school students included genital touching, exposure of female students’ breasts

WaPo: Lawsuit: Mass search of Georgia high school students included genital touching, exposure of female students’ breasts by Radley Balko:

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Law.com/Daily Report: Students Subjected to Invasive Body Searches Sue South Georgia Sheriff

Law.com/Daily Report: Students Subjected to Invasive Body Searches Sue South Georgia Sheriff by R. Robin McDonald: An Atlanta lawyer representing students subjected to invasive body searches during a mass-and warrantless-drug sweep at a South Georgia high school says the local … Continue reading

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WaPo: Watch Blog: Forced catheterizations are a good reminder that the drug war is as barbaric and cruel as ever

WaPo: Watch Blog: Forced catheterizations are a good reminder that the drug war is as barbaric and cruel as ever by Radley Balko:

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CA6: Body cavity search warrant that involved only an x-ray and laxatives and time was reasonable; def, confronted with explanation of the process, produced the drugs on his own

Officers obtained a search warrant for a body cavity search. He was taken to the hospital and was told that he would be given an x-ray and a laxative and he’d stay there until the drugs suspected of being in … Continue reading

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WaPo: A panty liner triggers a TSA pat-down just one step removed from a pap smear

WaPo: A panty liner triggers a TSA pat-down just one step removed from a pap smear by Petula Dvorak:

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The Hill: Dems back body cameras for ICE agents

The Hill: Dems back body cameras for ICE agents by Rafael Bernal: Democrats in the House want to require immigration agents to wear body cameras amid concerns over increased immigration enforcement and the hiring of new agents.

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SW for a pacemaker: WaPo: A man detailed his escape from a burning house. His pacemaker told police a different story.

WaPo: A man detailed his escape from a burning house. His pacemaker told police a different story. by Cleve R. Wootson Jr.:

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CBS News: Police body cameras on the rise, but how effective are they?

CBS News: Police body cameras on the rise, but how effective are they?: The New York Police Department is implementing the country’s largest body camera program. More than 20,000 officers will wear the cameras once the rollout is complete by … Continue reading

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PA: Warrantless blood draw of unconscious def after car wreck was reasonable

A warrantless blood draw was permissible where defendant was unconscious at the scene of an accident and unconscious through the blood draw at the hospital. Commonwealth v. March, 2017 PA Super 18, 2017 Pa. Super. LEXIS 46 (Jan. 26, 2017). … Continue reading

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UT: Discovery order for DNA taking based on showing of PC was valid way to get it

Defendant was accused of burglary and aggravated assault, but he could not be identified by his victims. The state applied for a DNA collection order via the discovery rules, and defendant said he would not comply. Then an order was … Continue reading

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