Daily Archives: October 22, 2017

NY Times: Body Cameras Have Little Effect on Police Behavior, Study Says

NY Times: Body Cameras Have Little Effect on Police Behavior, Study Says by Amanda Ripley and Timothy Williams:

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LA: No REP in a contraband cell phone found in a jail

There is no reasonable expectation of privacy in a contraband cell phone found in a jail. Riley provides no protection in a jail cell phone. State v. Kisack, 2017 La. LEXIS 2314 (Oct. 18, 2017). A traffic stop was based … Continue reading

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D.S.D.: Pinging cell phone to locate def after arrest warrant issued didn’t implicate 4A

Pinging defendant’s cell phone to locate him after an arrest warrant issued didn’t implicate the Fourth Amendment. There was also exigency from fear for safety of the CI and of destruction of evidence. United States v. Sauceda, 2017 U.S. Dist. … Continue reading

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KS: Warrantless teargassing of house wasn’t under the “civil authority” exclusion under the insurance policy for the damage

Execution of a search warrant might be excluded from insurance coverage on a home under the “civil authority” exclusion under the policy, but here the search was based on the suspect’s flight into the house while wanted for a violent … Continue reading

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OH1: Warrantless search of def’s cell phone in kidnapping investigation was reasonable and justified by exigency

The warrantless search of defendant’s apartment, his person, and his cell phone was justified by exigent circumstances under the Fourth Amendment because the still-missing kidnapping victim’s life was in danger. The police reasonably believed that his phone had been used … 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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E.D.Mo.: Just being around a lot of cops isn’t coercion per se; still found voluntary

While there were a lot of police officers present, defendant doesn’t show that his consent was the product of coercion. It was voluntary. United States v. Long, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 171660 (E.D. Mo. Aug. 4, 2017),* adopted, 2017 U.S. … Continue reading

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