Category Archives: Body searches

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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techdirt: ACLU Suggests Jury Instructions Might Be A Fix For ‘Missing’ Police Body Camera Recordings

techdirt: ACLU Suggests Jury Instructions Might Be A Fix For ‘Missing’ Police Body Camera Recordings by Tim Cushing: We’ve written plenty of posts about police body cameras — how useful they can be and how useless they often are. What … Continue reading

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CO: Officers had clear indication def had drugs in mouth for body search on exigency

There was a clear indication that defendant had hidden drugs in his mouth, and that was exigency for a search of his mouth. When the state as appellee argues there is probable cause for defendant’s arrest and the opening brief … Continue reading

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What Would New York Police Body Cameras Record?

NYTimes: What Would New York Police Body Cameras Record? by Joseph Goldstein: As cities around the country outfit their officers with body cameras, officials are facing questions about what will be recorded and what will not.

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New American: South Dakota Forcibly Catheterizes Suspects Refusing to Submit to Urine Test

New American: South Dakota Forcibly Catheterizes Suspects Refusing to Submit to Urine Test by Joe Wolverton, II: South Dakota Forcibly Catheterizes Suspects Refusing to Submit to Urine Test The state of South Dakota is forcibly catheterizing people who refuse to … Continue reading

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TN: The privilege of driving doesn’t operate as a consent to a blood draw

The privilege of driving doesn’t operate as a consent to a blood draw. The trial court here specifically found no consent, and the record does not preponderate against the finding. There is still no good faith exception in Tennessee. State … Continue reading

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