Tag: Fourth Amendment

Safety Law News for January 25, 2018

In California, the Court of Appeal held that for purposes of Fourth Amendment analysis, “school officials,” include police officers who are assigned to high schools as resource officers as well as the backup officers who are called to assist them.…

Safety Law News for January 19, 2018

In Illinois, the Illinois Court of Appeals upheld the power of the juvenile court to expand conditions of probation for an adjudicated delinquent minor to include the removal of any references to gangs, guns, or drugs on the minor’s social…

Safety Law News for July 21, 2017

In Missouri, the Missouri court of Appeals ruled that the pat-down search of a student, pursuant to school policy authorizing searches of all students who arrive at school more than 30 minutes late, was unreasonable and thus unconstitutional under the…

Safety Law News for December 21, 2015

In New Mexico, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled that the arrest of a student with special needs for kicking a teacher in violation of state law prohibiting battery upon school personnel did not constitute…

Safety Law News for January 16, 2015

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit ruled that use of twist-lock by an SRO to arrest a nine-year-old student who was accused of stealing school property did not violate the Fourth Amendment prohibition of excessive force. [Hawker…

Safety Law News for 6/27/14

In an opinion by the U.S. Supreme Court, the justices unanimously ruled that law enforcement officials cannot harvest the contents of a cell phone under the “search incident to arrest” exception to the warrant requirement of the Fourth Amendment. Statistics…

Safety Law News for 2/20/14

Nearly 4-million dollars has been awarded to 81 Pennsylvania schools and municipalities for the placement of school resource officers and police officers in schools.  The introduction in the Arizona legislature of House Bill 2412, which would legalize armed teachers in…