KS: Looking in purse of unconscious driver was reasonable

The emergency aid exception applied: “Officer Brown searched Smith’s purse seeking Smith’s identity and any information that would explain the nature of Smith’s condition and the best means of treating it. When the officer made this decision, the paramedics were beginning to treat Smith. But Smith’s medical emergency and the need to provide her assistance did not abruptly end once the ambulance was on the scene.” State v. Smith, 2020 Kan. App. LEXIS 78 (Oct. 23, 2020).

Plaintiff’s FTCA claim over a border search fails because it was reasonable in all respects. Being stopped at the border for a couple of hours is expected Here, handcuffing was reasonable when plaintiff wouldn’t get out of the car. Angulo v. Brown, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 33579 (5th Cir. Oct. 23, 2020).*

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