KY: SW not required for medical question answers at book-in

Defendant had only a limited privacy interest in his medical records from questions asked during the book-in process at jail. Getting his medical information was incident to his detention for his arrest for a fatal collision that killed a police officer on Christmas Eve 2018. A search warrant wasn’t required because he was not seeking medical attention at the time. Also, they weren’t custodial questions requiring a Miranda warning either under the “booking exception.” (Police even searched his cell phone and found “that at the approximate time his tanker truck collided with Det. Mengedoht’s vehicle … his cell phone was streaming a pornographic video ….”) Burdette v. Commonwealth, 2023 Ky. LEXIS 10 (Feb. 16, 2023).

During a traffic stop, inquiries into defendant’s parole status went beyond the basis of the stop and led to suppression of the search during the stop. United States v. Dehoyos, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27861 (N.D.N.Y. Jan. 20, 2023).

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