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Fourth Amendment Privacy Rights Upheld in ND Case

By June 8, 2018 No Comments

The North Dakota Supreme Court ruled this week that a police officer “went too far during a pat-down search” for weapons, and it threw out the defendant’s two guilty pleas to drug possession, reports the Associated Press. “The justices say the officer’s actions violated both the Fourth Amendment regarding unreasonable searches and seizures and state law on the same issue.” Although a district judge had denied the defendant’s request to suppress evidence from the search inside her bra, the Supreme Court justices said the officer at the scene “did not have a ‘reasonable suspicion’ that Broom was armed and dangerous.”