Skip to comments.Supreme Court says police may search even if arrest invalid
Posted on 04/23/2008 3:05:36 PM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court affirmed Wednesday that police have the power to conduct searches and seize evidence, even when done during an arrest that turns out to have violated state law.
The unanimous decision comes in a case from Portsmouth, Va., where city detectives seized crack cocaine from a motorist after arresting him for a traffic ticket offense.
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