Category Archives: Search and Seizure

In re R.M. — Search of Backpack by SRO

In re R.M. (Ind. Ct. App. November 13, 2014) centers around a backpack left in a classroom with the teacher’s permission.  When the student did not return for the backpack, the teacher contacted a school resource officer (SRO), who searched the backpack. … Continue reading

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Call to End Certain School Administrator Interrogations

A recent case involving an arrest following a false confession highlights the need for a change to Indiana law.  If a school employs school resource officers who are functioning as law enforcement officers, then school administrators must no longer be allowed to … Continue reading

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Age as a Consideration in Consent Searches of Minors?

Should the police be required to take the age of the child into account when seeking consent to search as a possible extension of J.D.B. v. North Carolina?  A new forthcoming article, Consent Searches of Minors, in the New York University Review … Continue reading

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HEA 1384 — Law Enforcement Downloading Cellphone Data

HEA 1384 (2014), if enacted, will modify two statutes related to law enforcement officers extracting or downloading data from cellphones.  As of March 19, 2014, the bill has not been signed by Governor Pence. IC 9-21-8-59(b)(3) would be amended to … Continue reading

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