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Body Cavity Search Ruled Unlawful by MN Court

By September 5, 2019 No Comments

The Minnesota Supreme Court recently ruled that “[f]orcing a suspect to submit to an invasive body cavity search under sedation and against his will” was “unreasonable under the Fourth Amendment,” reports Minnesota Lawyer. In making its decision, the court considered “the risk and the bodily invasiveness of the procedure against the state’s interest in fighting crime.” Though police did have a warrant for the search, the court concluded that the search was “an extremely serious invasion of a person’s dignity and privacy” and “not reasonably justified” by the circumstances.