An officer’s prolonged traffic stop and a search of a man’s vehicle that detected illegal drugs was justified by reasonable suspicion and did not violate the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, a split Court of Appeals of Indiana affirmed Monday.
Lawsuit challenges IMPD actions against protesters
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Clark Co. prosecutors win summary judgment after man gives brother’s name, brother gets arrested for crimes he didn’t commit
Clark County’s prosecutor and a deputy prosecutor won summary judgment in federal court on Friday, with a judge finding that a man’s arrest for crimes he did not commit were the result of misstatements made by his brother, not the actions of the prosecutors.
Indiana University’s police chief is out, and the university has settled a federal civil rights lawsuit after a graduate student said two IU Police Department officers violated his rights when he was arrested for an unpaid $3 parking fee.
An inventory search of a man’s truck that led to a possession of methamphetamine conviction didn’t violate his rights against unreasonable search and seizure, a split Court of Appeals of Indiana has ruled in affirming a lower court’s decision.
A man who was told he was free to leave the scene of a traffic stop before being searched convinced the Court of Appeals that his constitutional rights were violated, leading the court to order that his motion to suppress be granted.
DCS employees win summary judgment on 4th Amendment claim after children were removed, killed in fire
A federal judge has dismissed a Fourth Amendment unreasonable seizure claim filed against four Department of Child Services employees who were sued after five children were removed from their adoptive parents and were subsequently killed in a house fire.
Officers violated federal, state constitutions in warrantless entry, searches, COA rules in reversal
The Court of Appeals of Indiana has reversed the denial of a defendant’s motion to suppress evidence related to his meth charge, finding the warrantless entry of his home tainted the subsequent searches and discovery of evidence.
COA affirms denial of motion to suppress evidence after man found with gun while walking along I-465
A man charged with unlawful possession of a firearm after being stopped while walking along the interstate failed to convince the Court of Appeals of Indiana that the stop and seizure of his gun violated his constitutional rights.
The Court of Appeals of Indiana reversed a man’s drug-related convictions Friday after finding officers violated his Fourth Amendment rights when searching for and seizing evidence from his backyard without a warrant.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Thursday a district court’s ruling to impose a supervised release condition on a convicted rapist that failed to register as a sex offender in Indiana.
A student who claimed her constitutional rights were violated when she was allegedly sexually assaulted and harassed on a police ride-along can bring a claim against a Hammond police officer, but not the city’s chief of police.
A dog sniff that led to a man being convicted of possession of methamphetamine was sufficient to establish probable cause to search his truck, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has ruled in affirming a lower court’s decision.
Odor of marijuana, though similar to legal cannabis, is enough for reasonable suspicion, COA affirms
Even though legal forms of cannabis can smell the same as illegal marijuana, that doesn’t mean officers can’t use the odor to establish reasonable suspicion of criminal activity, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has affirmed.
A search that uncovered 388 grams of methamphetamine and led to a man’s conviction did not violate his Fourth Amendment rights because he waived them as part of his home detention, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.
The Court of Appeals of Indiana upheld a man’s possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon conviction Friday, affirming a trial court decision that a police stop and search of the man was lawful and did not violate his Fourth Amendment rights.
Evidence that led to a man being convicted of dealing in methamphetamine and other charges did not come as part of an impermissibly prolonged traffic stop, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has ruled in affirming a lower court’s judgment.
Although he had used an alias to hide from law enforcement and rent a condo, law enforcement did not have the right to search a suspected drug dealer’s residence with only his landlord’s consent, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is suing an Evansville police officer on behalf of an Uber driver who claims the officer violated her Fourth Amendment rights.
A Shelbyville police officer did not violate a woman’s federal or state constitutional rights in a traffic stop that led to her being charged with dealing in methamphetamine, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has ruled.