New Jersey to consider allowing police to search cell phones to combat distracted driving
Should You Talk to Federal Law Enforcement?
BB&K Attorney Tamara Bogosian Anaylzes Recent Court Decisions That Call for Monday Morning Quarterbacking -
The U.S. Supreme Court made clear in the 1989 landmark ruling of Graham v. Connor that hindsight was not the...more
A recent Fresno Bee article discusses an independent audit by a retired federal judge on the City of Fresno’s video policing program. This kind of thorough audit benefits law enforcement and privacy advocates by focusing on...more
Before we get to the last week's wins in the federal circuits, three things:
First, I think the most interesting opinion from the federal circuits in the last week is United States v. Murray from the Second Circuit. ...more
The plain view doctrine is an exception to the warrant requirement of the Fourth Amendment, which allows law enforcement to seize incriminating items that are in plain view....more
As noted on our website here, the City of Milwaukee Police Department (“MPD”) has a history of misreporting incidents on violent crime, previously classifying beatings and stabbings as “minor assaults.” Now, as the Milwaukee...more
In June of 2013, a New Jersey state senator introduced a bill that would authorize law enforcement officers to temporarily seize and search a motorist's cell phone after an accident to determine if the motorist was distracted...more
On June 17, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an opinion with important implications for anybody who wishes to remain silent when interviewed in connection with a criminal investigation whether they know it...more
October 29, 2007 started bad for Cortez Fisher.
He walked out of his house and the Baltimore police approached him (he lived in Baltimore). They asked to talk to him. He said no. He tried to drive away, but backed into...more
As previously reported on this Blog here, an investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel revealed a history of under-reporting crimes within the Milwaukee Police Department (“MPD”). Now, MPD Chief Ed Flynn announced a new...more
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