IN: Patdown of man in medical distress before paramedics arrived was reasonable

Defendant’s patdown search when he was found lying in a parking lot in medical distress was objectively reasonable as an emergency search, if just for what was on him before paramedics arrived. Meth was found. Lack of a separate state constitutional analysis is waiver. Fritz v. State, 2023 Ind. App. LEXIS 321 (Nov. 13, 2023).

The prison video shows that plaintiff’s prison strip search was reasonable and not punitive. Shears v. Haggerty, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 202534 (W.D. Pa. Nov. 13, 2023).*

“When the police entered Maxwell’s apartment, they had an objectively reasonable basis for believing someone was injured inside, their entrance did not cause excessive or unnecessary damage, and they searched only in places where an injured person could be. Maxwell’s motion to suppress the evidence police obtained was thus properly denied.” United States v. Maxwell, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 30114 (7th Cir. Nov. 13, 2023).*

Plaintiff was on parole and his search was based on reasonable suspicion and was valid. Gill v. Woelfel, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 202577 (E.D. Wis. Nov. 13, 2023).*

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