It’s an attempt to bypass Fourth and Fifth Amendment protections by insisting it’s not an arrest.
The Institute for Justice asks the Supreme Court to clarify a doctrine that shields cops from responsibility for outrageous conduct.
Additional grand juries will investigate possible wrongdoing by other narcotics officers, including the way the raid was conducted.
D.C. cops appear to have a thing for illegally probing butts.
The Cato Institute wants Congress to investigate the FBI after it refused to confirm or deny the existence of files on dozens of political advocacy groups.
Was what happened with Carter Page an anomaly or does the agency regularly leave out important information?
Police Chief Art Acevedo's observations about the fallen nature of humanity are no substitute for reforms aimed at preventing such abuses.
The Oregon Supreme Court says police may not grill drivers or ask to search their cars without reasonable suspicion of criminal activity.
The Justice Department says Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas were killed in an operation based on a fraudulent warrant triggered by a false report to police.
The former New York mayor wants us to believe he suddenly realized a program he defended for 17 years was unfair and unconstitutional.
Fourth Amendment protections against warrantless searches are reduced when entering the country, but they’re not completely erased.
DART police officer Stephanie Branch illegally arrested Avi Adelman after he defied her unlawful orders to stop photographing paramedics treating an overdose.
Freedom could never be imposed at the point of a gun, but perhaps it could be sown by the spread of silicon and fiber. Or so I thought.
Louisville SWAT Team Looking for Pot Needlessly Terrorizes Family, Thanks to a False Tip, a Cursory Investigation, and a Detective's Nose
The cop claimed to detect "a strong smell of fresh marijuana coming from within the house," but police did not find any.
The 10th Circuit says Adlynn and Robert Harte should be allowed to pursue three federal claims against comically inept Kansas sheriff's deputies.
The Supreme Court should not let police stop cars solely because they’re registered to people with suspended licenses.
The encryption limits that the Justice Department demands in the name of security would make all of us less secure.
A 2017 Reason investigation found that black residents in Madison County felt under siege in their own neighborhoods.
Edward Snowden's Autobiography Makes a Plea for the Fourth Amendment, the Right to Privacy, and Encryption
America's most famous whistleblower calls for restricting the power of government.
A court ruled that officers did not have enough information to know whether or not stealing violates the Constitution.
Appeals Court Rejects Qualified Immunity Claim by Dallas Transit Cop Who Arrested a Photographer for Taking Pictures
Officer Stephanie Branch arrested Avi Adelman for criminal trespass even though he was not doing anything illegal.
The lawsuit claims two cops yanked a woman's door open, then shot her two dogs when they ran outside.
Sandy Hook Promise Ad Hypes the Danger of School Shootings, Fostering Irrational Fears and Bad Policies
Official responses to these extremely rare crimes are grossly disproportionate in light of the risk they actually pose.
What’s at stake in Kansas v. Glover.
Trump Mulls Orwellian Proposal to Stop Mass Shootings by Monitoring 'Mentally Ill People' for Signs of Imminent Violence
The program would try to develop a surveillance system based on predictive tests that don't exist.
Did You Download an App that Connects to Your Rifle Scope? If So, the Justice Department Wants to Know Who You Are.
Feds go fishing for private data in order to track down illegal exporters.
Houston's Police Chief Insists That Cops Who Executed a Deadly Drug Raid Based on Lies 'Had Probable Cause to Be There'
Although the warrant was based on a heroin purchase that never happened, Art Acevedo says, there was other, unmentioned evidence that would have justified a search.
Houston Police Union Finally Stops Backing Cop Who Instigated a Deadly Drug Raid With a Phony Affidavit
The Houston Police Officers' Union is no longer covering the legal fees of Gerald Goines, who faces two murder charges.
'I Still Think They're Heroes,' Houston's Police Chief Says of the Cops Who Killed a Couple During a Fraudulent Drug Raid
While the narcotics officers charged with murder and evidence tampering were bad eggs, Art Acevedo says, their colleagues acted "in good faith."
Gerald Goines justified the raid, which killed a middle-aged couple, based on a heroin purchase that apparently never happened.
It’s time for SCOTUS to revisit the "border search exception" to the Fourth Amendment.
Quiet fishing expeditions are being used to sort through potential suspects.
Court Sides With Prison Guards Who Forced Female Inmates To Expose Genitals During Training Exercise
The search raised Fourth Amendment concerns.
When Is Violating the Constitution by Pulling Over Motorists With No Legal Justification 'Not a Bad Thing'?
When the cops just want to reward you for "good driving behavior" by giving you a drink coupon, according to a Phoenix TV station.
'No One Will Hurt You,' a SWAT Officer Promised an Hour After Houston Cops Killed a Couple Falsely Accused of Selling Heroin
Evidence from the scene of the disastrous raid seems to contradict the official account.
Chicago Police Executed More Than 11,000 Search Warrants in Mostly Poor Neighborhoods Over 5-Year Period
As Chicago launches an internal probe of search warrants, new data shows where police are kicking in doors.
The late Supreme Court justice was an inconsistent defender of civil liberties.
SCOTUS says it is constitutional for police to draw blood from unconscious drunk driving suspects.
Ron Wyden and Rand Paul team up to stop Border Patrol from snooping in your stuff without good reason.
The Bureau of Land Management sees no Fourth Amendment concerns with searching American citizens for reasons to arrest them without probable cause when it comes to their event permits.
We can still say no to mass surveillance.
An ACLU brief bolsters the state's case, arguing that people reasonably expect information about the medications they take will be kept confidential.