Years before a federal case shined a light on the problem, Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey should have known something was amiss.
Officers barged into their house without a warrant, shot their dog, and mocked them, a federal civil rights lawsuit says.
Elisabeth Rehn was about to take a bath when police officers kicked down her door, flooded into her apartment, and pointed their guns at her.
According to a new lawsuit, New Jersey has handed over leftover blood from newborn genetic testing to law enforcement and sold it to third parties.
The bipartisan Government Surveillance Reform Act would stop a lot of warrantless surveillance as a condition for renewal of Section 702 authorities.
Illinois Family Files Lawsuit After Police Execute Wrong-Door Raid and Allegedly Detain Them for 6 Hours
"I asked them to show me a warrant; they didn't show me nothing," a grandmother said.
School officials in three states are effectively immune from lawsuits over excessive corporal punishment. A Louisiana mother is asking the Supreme Court to step in.
The Michigan Supreme Court will hear opening arguments today in a case that could decide whether the practice is allowed.
In light of the state's marijuana reforms, the court says, the odor of weed is not enough to establish probable cause.
Sex Crime Victim Denied $69,000 Settlement Because Cops Seized Her Abuser's Cash Through Civil Forfeiture
The outrageous case has led to calls from Congress to pass legislation curbing civil asset forfeiture.
An officer conducted the search of Prentiss Jackson's vehicle after claiming he could smell "a little bit of weed." It ultimately resulted in a lengthy prison term.
"The police are free to ask questions, and the public is free to ignore them," wrote a federal judge.
The late California senator always seemed to err on the side of more government power and less individual freedom.
The trial—and, in some sense, Timpa's life—was about transparency.
Warrantless home invasions are intrusive and dangerous for those on the receiving end.
A Ruling Against a Man Arrested for a COVID-19 Joke Highlights the Influence of a Pernicious Analogy
A federal judge compared Waylon Bailey’s Facebook jest to "falsely shouting fire in a theatre."
The appeals court ruled that a Facebook post alluding to World War Z was clearly protected by the First Amendment.
The former Minneapolis officer's 57-month sentence is based largely on the premise that he was "in the best position" to save Floyd.
A White House panel says the FBI's internal control over Section 702 databases are "insufficient to ensure compliance and earn the public's trust."
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Kansas Cops Have 'Waged War on Motorists' by Subjecting Them to Pretextual Traffic Stops, a Federal Judge Says
The ruling draws back the veil on routine police practices that victimize innocent drivers.
He Caught a Burglar in the Act. But When Police Came, He Says They Tased Him Instead of the Intruder.
Damien Smith claims in a new lawsuit that police racially profiled him and violated his First, Fourth, and 14th Amendment rights.
Joshua Rohrer not only seeks damages for his violent arrest but also wants the city's anti-panhandling ordinance overturned on First Amendment grounds.
David Sosa Says Mistakenly Arresting Him Twice Based on His Name Violated His Rights. Other David Sosas Agree.
The 11th Circuit rejected Sosa's constitutional claims, and he is asking the Supreme Court to intervene.
The reauthorization of Section 702 is one of the most important issues facing Congress in the second half of this year.
The city says the man's injuries were "caused solely as a result of his own acts or omissions."
Minneapolis police used gratuitous force, discriminated against black and Native American residents, and retaliated against people exercising their First Amendment rights.
Snooping through emails, video, and photos isn’t the same as stumbling on containers full of cocaine.
Eight weeks ago, a camouflaged game warden came onto Josh Highlander's land, scared his son, and stole his trail camera.
A Connecticut case raises the issue of whether a government agency violated the Fourth Amendment by attaching a camera to a bear known to frequent the plaintiffs' property. While the facts may seem silly, the case does raise some serious issues.
The lawsuit looks iffy in light of the Supreme Court's "open fields" doctrine.
The state court of appeals held previously that unconstitutionally collected evidence could still be used for civil enforcement.
Even After Legalization, Maryland Cops Wanted to Search People Based on the Odor of Pot. Legislators Said No.
Police have a long history of using the real or imagined smell of marijuana to justify outrageous invasions.
Conservatives who support the bill recognize the conflict between unannounced home invasions and the Second Amendment.
Myles Cosgrove never faced criminal charges in connection with Taylor's death, but he was fired for his reckless use of deadly force.
Idaho Supreme Court Rules Fourth Amendment Violated When Drug-Sniffing Dog "Intermeddled" With Defendant's Car
Nero the police dog put his paws on the side of the car, which qualifies as a trespass, and thereby also a "search" under the Fourth Amendment.
Supervisors and judges tolerated outrageous constitutional violations, including illegal searches and brutal assaults.
"I hurt every day," said the victim's mother. "I cry all day, every day."
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"The Officers' actions were unreasonable, deliberately indifferent, reckless, willful, wanton, and shocking to the conscience," a new legal complaint states.
Government agencies have paid to access huge amounts of Americans' data.
Tiffany Lindsay says officers never contacted her to let her know they shot her dog. Instead, a neighbor found it in their trash can.