Searches and seizures http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24547/all en UPDATE 1-Judge limits 'stop and frisk' searches in NY's Bronx http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-judge-limits-stop-and-frisk-searches-nys-bronx <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Federal judge says NYPD "systematically crossed" the line</p> <p>* "Reasonable suspicion" needed for lawful stops -judge</p> <p>* Judge issues preliminary injunction on the stops</p> <p>By Nate Raymond</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the New York Police Department to immediately stop conducting trespass stops outside certain residential buildings in the borough of the Bronx without "reasonable suspicion" that an individual is engaged in criminal activity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-judge-limits-stop-and-frisk-searches-nys-bronx" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law New York Searches and seizures Shira Scheindlin Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 22:30:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731883 at http://www.globalpost.com Top US court limits detention powers during police search http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/top-us-court-limits-detention-powers-during-police-search <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US Supreme Court on Tuesday limited the ability of police to detain a suspect who has left a site that officers have come to search, even if they find potentially incriminating evidence.</p> <p>The case involves Chunon Bailey, a man from Long Island, New York who was sentenced to 30 years in prison on drug and weapons charges. </p> <p>Police had Bailey's apartment under surveillance, and followed Bailey on July 28, 2005 when he left the apartment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/top-us-court-limits-detention-powers-during-police-search" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution Hospitality Law Michigan v. Summers Politics Searches and seizures U.S. Supreme Court AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:46:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760250 at http://www.globalpost.com Stop-and-frisk lawsuit could lead to federal oversight of New York City police -report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130613/stop-and-frisk-lawsuit-could-lead-federal-oversight-new-york-ci <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department notified New York City officials on Wednesday that it plans to ask a federal judge for oversight of the city's police department if she determines its controversial stop-and-frisk policy is unconstitutional, according to a news report.</p> <p>The New York Daily News report comes after the conclusion of a 10-week federal civil trial on the practice by New York City police of stopping people they suspect of unlawful activity and frisking those they suspect are carrying weapons.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130613/stop-and-frisk-lawsuit-could-lead-federal-oversight-new-york-ci" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law enforcement in the United States Michael Bloomberg Politics Searches and seizures Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 13 Jun 2013 05:34:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5857003 at http://www.globalpost.com Judge rules stop-and-frisk in New York unconstitutional http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130812/judge-rules-stop-and-frisk-new-york-unconstitutional <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New York's stop-and-frisk policing policy, widely credited with helping to bring down its once-dizzying crime rate, is a violation of the US Constitution, a federal court judge ruled Monday.</p> <p>In a 198-page ruling, Judge Shira Scheindlin said the practice of New York police randomly stopping individuals on the street and subjecting them to searches violated the Fourth Amendment's protection against unreasonable search and seizure.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130812/judge-rules-stop-and-frisk-new-york-unconstitutional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law National security Searches and seizures Social Issues AFP Mon, 12 Aug 2013 18:32:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5908205 at http://www.globalpost.com Judge rules stop-and-frisk in New York unconstitutional http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130812/judge-rules-stop-and-frisk-new-york-unconstitutional-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New York's stop-and-frisk policing policy, widely credited with helping to bring down its once-dizzying crime rate, is a violation of the US Constitution, a federal court judge ruled Monday.</p> <p>In a 198-page ruling, Judge Shira Scheindlin said the practice of New York police randomly stopping individuals on the street and subjecting them to searches violated the Fourth Amendment's protection against unreasonable search and seizure.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130812/judge-rules-stop-and-frisk-new-york-unconstitutional-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law National security Searches and seizures Social Issues AFP Mon, 12 Aug 2013 19:04:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5908237 at http://www.globalpost.com Supreme Court stands by existing rules for police searches using sniffer dogs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130927/supreme-court-stands-existing-rules-police-searches-using-sn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has given police officers the OK to search people's belongings with sniffer dogs as long as they have "reasonable suspicion" they may find illegal drugs.</p> <p>In a pair of decisions released Friday, the high court upheld the current threshold police must meet to use the dogs to ferret out illegal drugs — a standard that some civil-liberties groups argue is already too low.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130927/supreme-court-stands-existing-rules-police-searches-using-sn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Case law Hospitality Law Politics Searches and seizures The Canadian Press Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:17:01 +0000 The Canadian Press 5946713 at http://www.globalpost.com India diplomat 'broke down' after US strip search arrest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131218/india-diplomat-broke-down-after-us-strip-search-arrest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A female Indian diplomat at the centre of a row with the US over her arrest in New York has revealed how she broke down after enduring "repeated handcuffing, stripping and cavity searches".</p> <p>Devyani Khobragade was arrested last Thursday as she dropped her children at school, sparking fury in India, which branded the incident humiliating and prompting reprisals against US officials in India.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131218/india-diplomat-broke-down-after-us-strip-search-arrest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomacy Nudity Politics Searches and seizures Technology AFP Wed, 18 Dec 2013 08:03:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6023285 at http://www.globalpost.com India arrest case: standard US procedure http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131218/india-arrest-case-standard-us-procedure <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India reacted furiously to the arrest of a consular official in New York for alleged visa fraud and paying her housekeeper $3.31 an hour but US officials insist standard procedure was followed.</p> <p>The US Marshals Office says it held Devyani Khobragade for just four hours last Thursday pending her first appearance in court.</p> <p>"Khobragade was subject to the same search procedures as other US Marshals Service arrestees held within the general prisoner population in the Southern District of New York, which in this case was a strip-search," its public affairs office told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131218/india-arrest-case-standard-us-procedure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Devyani Khobragade Law Nudity Searches and seizures Social Issues Technology AFP Wed, 18 Dec 2013 17:53:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6023738 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. prosecutor defends treatment of Indian diplomat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131218/india-trims-perks-us-staff-row-over-new-york-envoy-arrest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Joseph Ax</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. attorney in Manhattan defended on Wednesday the treatment of an Indian diplomat who was strip-searched after her arrest last week on charges of underpaying her nanny, a case that has strained U.S.-Indian relations.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131218/india-trims-perks-us-staff-row-over-new-york-envoy-arrest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Devyani Khobragade Environment Health Hospitality Labor Law Law enforcement Nudity Politics Searches and seizures Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:39:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6023493 at http://www.globalpost.com NY judge throws out suit by photographers challenging border searches of laptops http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131231/ny-judge-throws-out-suit-photographers-challenging-border-se <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, N.Y. - A New York City judge has thrown out a lawsuit by a photojournalism organization and others challenging laptop computer searches at U.S. borders.</p> <p>Judge Edward Korman granted the government's motion to dismiss the lawsuit on Tuesday.</p> <p>Civil rights lawyers had sued in Brooklyn federal court in 2010 on behalf of the National Press Photographers Association, criminal defence lawyers and a French-American student whose laptop was confiscated at the Canadian border.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131231/ny-judge-throws-out-suit-photographers-challenging-border-se" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law judge Law Searches and seizures The Canadian Press Tue, 31 Dec 2013 21:16:49 +0000 The Canadian Press 6032861 at http://www.globalpost.com Legal clash in the digital age: Can police search an arrestee's cellphone without a warrant? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140116/legal-clash-the-digital-age-can-police-search-arrestees-cell <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court decided 40 years ago that police don't need a search warrant to look through anything a person is carrying when arrested. But that was long before smartphones gave people the ability to take with them the equivalent of millions of pages of documents or thousands of photographs.</p> <p>In a new clash over technology and privacy, the court is being asked to resolve divisions among federal and state courts over whether the old rules should still apply in the digital age.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140116/legal-clash-the-digital-age-can-police-search-arrestees-cell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution Hospitality Law Politics Searches and seizures Technology War The Canadian Press Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:32:11 +0000 The Canadian Press 6045121 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. Supreme Court to weigh cell phone searches by police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140117/us-supreme-court-weigh-cell-phone-searches-police-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lawrence Hurley</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to decide whether police can search an arrested criminal suspect's cell phone without a warrant in two cases that showcase how the courts are wrestling to keep up with rapid technological advances.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140117/us-supreme-court-weigh-cell-phone-searches-police-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution Hospitality Law Politics Searches and seizures Technology War Thomson Reuters Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:31:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6046147 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. Supreme Court to weigh cell phone searches by police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140117/us-supreme-court-weigh-cell-phone-searches-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lawrence Hurley</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to decide whether police can search an arrested criminal suspect's cell phone without a warrant in two cases that showcase how the courts are wrestling to keep up with rapid technological advances.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140117/us-supreme-court-weigh-cell-phone-searches-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government Hospitality Law Politics Searches and seizures Technology War Thomson Reuters Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:31:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6046146 at http://www.globalpost.com Police should need warrant to search cellphones after arrest: lawyer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140120/police-should-need-warrant-search-cellphones-after-arrest-la <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VANCOUVER - Police should be required to obtain a search warrant before combing through the text messages, emails and other data on a suspect's smartphone after arrest, a defence lawyer told British Columbia's highest court on Monday.</p> <p>The B.C. Appeal Court case, involving a kidnapping nearly eight years ago, is the latest to consider when police should be able to search the vast amounts of private information stored on modern-day cellphones.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140120/police-should-need-warrant-search-cellphones-after-arrest-la" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law Politics Search warrant Searches and seizures Technology The Canadian Press Tue, 21 Jan 2014 00:17:24 +0000 The Canadian Press 6048392 at http://www.globalpost.com Older phones shouldn't get same protection from searches as smartphones: Crown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140121/older-phones-shouldnt-get-same-protection-searches-smartphon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VANCOUVER - Recent changes in the law requiring police to obtain search warrants before examining the contents of smartphones shouldn't apply to older, less-advanced cellphones, a Crown lawyer told British Columbia's highest court Tuesday.</p> <p>The B.C. Court of Appeal is examining whether it was legal for the RCMP to search two BlackBerry phones seized from a suspect following a 2006 kidnapping in Richmond, near Vancouver.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140121/older-phones-shouldnt-get-same-protection-searches-smartphon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Information appliances Law Politics Searches and seizures Technology The Canadian Press Tue, 21 Jan 2014 23:33:21 +0000 The Canadian Press 6049350 at http://www.globalpost.com