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.
Search and Seizure
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.
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.
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.
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.
Only three states require police to obtain a warrant before requesting private user data from companies.
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.
The late Supreme Court justice was an inconsistent defender of civil liberties.
Surrender the Fifth Amendment or the dog dies.
An ACLU brief bolsters the state's case, arguing that people reasonably expect information about the medications they take will be kept confidential.
A Sniff by a Pot-Detecting Dog Requires Probable Cause and Does Not Justify a Search, Says Colorado Supreme Court
Marijuana legalization changes the constitutional status of canine olfactory inspections.
Contradictory responses to a request for autopsy reports illustrate how law enforcement agencies take advantage of a broad exception to the state's public records law.
Forensic Experts Find 'No Evidence' That Houston Narcs Who Killed Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas Encountered Gunfire As They Entered the House
The physical evidence at the scene seems inconsistent with the story told by the officers who conducted the no-knock drug raid.
Dennis Tuttle and his wife, Rhogena Nicholas, who was shot twice, were pronounced dead shortly after police invaded their home based on a "controlled buy" that never happened.
A new report finds that such arrests are most common in Waco, while resulting injuries are most common in Houston.
The officer accused of falsifying the no-knock warrant for the home invasion that killed Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas retired last Friday.
Can the government demand a warrantless search with no probable cause of ticket holders as a condition of issuing an event permit?
Art Acevedo plans to limit no-knock raids and give narcotics officers body cameras but wants credit for not covering up a cop's search warrant lies.
Lying to justify a search that killed two people could be a capital crime.
Art Acevedo also said police entering homes will soon start wearing body cameras.
"I don't have any indication it's a pattern," Police Chief Art Acevedo says.
An application for a warrant to search a narcotics officer's cellphone reveals that police have been unable to identify the informant.
The ACLU argues that the 40-minute detention violated the Fourth and 14th amendments.
The search warrant inventory does not include any evidence of drug dealing.
The questions reportedly relate to a search warrant affidavit that described drugs and a gun police never found.
In light of armed robberies by criminals posing as cops, that might not have been enough.
Police Chief Art Acevedo seems to think cops cannot be shot in self-defense.
Houston narcotics officers thought bursting into the house without warning was the cautious approach.
Warrantless "implied consent" laws are under review over Fourth Amendment concerns.
Online room-sharing services had no avenue to legally challenge demands for private info.
Kansas Supreme Court Says Cops Can Search Your Home Without a Warrant If They Claim It Smells Like Pot
Cops supposedly smelled 25 grams of pot inside a plastic container inside a safe inside a closet 30 feet from a guy's doorstep.
My Daughter's Middle School Plans to Teach Her Meek Compliance With Indiscriminate Invasions of Privacy
It's never too early for kids to learn that harebrained security theater is an unavoidable fact of life.
Both New York billionaires overestimate the program's effectiveness and overlook its constitutional defects.
Michael Bloomberg Thinks Charlie Rose, Unlike Random Black Dudes, Deserves a 'Presumption of Innocence'
The former New York mayor defends his stop-and-frisk policy while suggesting the famous TV host did not get a fair hearing.
Tameika Lovell says the search violated her Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights.
The Saturday incident immediately prompted an investigation because it was captured on bystander video.