Daily Archives: June 3, 2018

WaPo: A police officer was fired after video showed him running down a fleeing suspect with his car

WaPo: A police officer was fired after video showed him running down a fleeing suspect with his car by Avi Selk. The suspect was fleeing a drug probation violation stop.

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WaPo: ‘The Watch’ Blog: A South Carolina anti-drug police unit admitted it conducts illegal no-knock raids

WaPo: ‘The Watch’ Blog: A South Carolina anti-drug police unit admitted it conducts illegal no-knock raids by Radley Balko. “Yet local officials don’t seem to mind.” The case: Despite officers’ deposition testimony that they announced before entry shooting plaintiff nine … Continue reading

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AK: Def’s admission he had a knife during traffic stop justified a further patdown

Defendant was stopped for having studded tires after May 1st, and another warrant surfaced when checking on him. Despite the officer’s discretion to issue a summons or arrest, he still had the authority to conduct a patdown if there was … Continue reading

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S.D.N.Y.: Cell phone search protocol can’t be described in SW in advance

It is difficult for law enforcement officers to describe in the search warrant a protocol for searching electronic data from a cell phone, whether it be a mechanical search or an electronic search. In fact, Cellebrite didn’t work on one … Continue reading

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DE: Nexus applies to vehicles; no showing car was involved in drugs, and no automatic search of drug def’s car

There must be nexus to search a drug defendant’s car. There is no automatic right to search it without some indication the car was involved in drugs. State v. Valentin, 2018 Del. Super. LEXIS 236 (May 29, 2018):

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