NE: LEO’s statutory jurisdictional authority is not an unreasonable search and seizure question

A law enforcement officer’s statutory power and authority to enforce laws outside of the officer’s primary jurisdiction does not implicate the Fourth Amendment or article I, § 7, of the Nebraska Constitution. State v. Hoehn, 316 Neb. 634 (May 17, 2024).

“Regardless of the sufficiency of the warrants for Harris’ arrests, Bultman and Hixon conducted reasonable investigations and reasonably, albeit mistakenly, identified Harris as the man who used the stolen debit card at the Redbox machines, a man they had probable cause to arrest. … [¶] There was no Fourth Amendment violation, and the investigators are entitled to qualified immunity.” Harris v. Hixon, 2024 U.S. App. LEXIS 12034 (11th Cir. May 17, 2024).*

The US Coast Guard is investigating a Washington State Ferry striking a dolphin and running aground. The USCG administrative subpoena for his medical records for six years was reasonable where the license period was five years. It was not burdensome nor unreasonable. United States v. Cole, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89554 (W.D. Wash. May 17, 2024).

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