CT: Photographing def’s body would not be a search

“In the present case, the police officers’ attempts to photograph the defendant did not constitute either an unreasonable search or compelled self-incrimination. Because the defendant had no fourth or fifth amendment right to refuse to be photographed, his noncooperation was not an invocation of a constitutional right. Accordingly, the introduction into evidence of his refusal to cooperate did not violate his due process rights, and this claim fails.” State v. Morales, 2016 Conn. App. LEXIS 127 (March 29, 2016).

This entry was posted in Search. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.