Category Archives: Pole cameras

E.D.Wis.: Govt planting video camera in neighbor’s house aiming at def’s backyard didn’t violate 4A

Officers put a video camera in defendant’s back neighbor’s house to look at defendant’s back yard over the long term. This was similar to a pole camera, except that its view was the same as the back neighbor’s, and it … Continue reading

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C.D.Ill.: 18 month pole camera surveillance of def’s house didn’t violate REP

18 month pole camera surveillance of defendant’s house didn’t violate his reasonable expectation of privacy. United States v. Tuggle, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 127333 (C.D. Ill. July 31, 2018):

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D.S.D.: Pole camera surveillance was troubling, but for def being on supervised release with a reduced REP

Pole camera surveillance of defendant may have been intrusive, and the court is sensitive to the ability of a pole camera to invade on privacy, but this case turns on defendant being on supervised release with a lower expectation of … Continue reading

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D.Ariz.: Long-term pole camera surveillance over the fence surrounding defendant’s junkyard violated his REP

Long-term pole camera surveillance over the fence surrounding defendant’s junkyard violated his reasonable expectation of privacy where the average person couldn’t see over the fence merely walking by. The court differentiates the flyover cases because long-term video surveillance is unusual … Continue reading

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NYTimes: In Newark, Police Cameras, and the Internet, Watch You

NYTimes: In Newark, Police Cameras, and the Internet, Watch You by By Rick Rojas: Surveillance cameras monitored by the police have become a ubiquitous presence in many cities. In Newark, anyone with internet access is allowed to watch. And a … Continue reading

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NYTimes: Can 30,000 Cameras Help Solve Chicago’s Crime Problem?

NYTimes: Can 30,000 Cameras Help Solve Chicago’s Crime Problem? By Timothy Williams Armed with advanced gadgets and mapping, officers can get to crime scenes “in time to see the guy still shooting.” But what does it mean for residents’ privacy? … Continue reading

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S.D.N.Y.: 21 month pole camera surveillance of def’s front door was reasonable

Pole camera surveillance of defendant’s house for 21 months didn’t violate Fourth Amendment. He had a subjective reasonable expectation privacy, but it’s not one that society is prepared to recognize as reasonable. The court traces Katz to Jardines, and concludes … Continue reading

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SD: Two months of pole camera surveillance without even RS violated a REP that society would recognize as reasonable; GFE applies, however

Defendant had a reasonable expectation of privacy that society is now prepared to recognize as reasonable from installation of a pole camera across the street from his house and monitoring it for two months based solely on a tip that … Continue reading

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OH3: Oral testimony for SW doesn’t have to be transcribed before SW served

Oral testimony in support of issuance of a search warrant did not have to be transcribed and made part of the record before the warrant was served. State v. Wilson, 2017-Ohio-5484, 2017 Ohio App. LEXIS 2544 (3d Dist. June 26, … Continue reading

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OH3: Several months of pole camera surveillance violated no REP

Pole camera surveillance for several months from a telephone pole across from defendant’s house violated no Fourth Amendment expectation of privacy. The view of his house was no different than could be seen by any passersby. State v. Thomas, 2017-Ohio-4356, … Continue reading

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OH3: Nine days of pole camera surveillance did not violate the 4A

Nine days of pole camera surveillance did not violate the Fourth Amendment. State v. Duvernay, 2017-Ohio-4219, 2017 Ohio App. LEXIS 2279 (3d Dist. June 12, 2017). The officer’s briefly talking to the defendant driver and his passenger did not unlawfully … Continue reading

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E.D.Mich.: Pole camera surveillance of curtilage and front of building for a year and 5 weeks wasn’t unreasonable

Defendant had a building that burned, and he moved out, conducting clean up and repairs. He was still considered by the FBI to be running drugs from there. The FBI installed a pole camera across the street that operated from … Continue reading

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