Category Archives: Body searches

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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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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