Absent exigent circumstances, police must obtain a warrant before removing suspicious objects from the body cavities of suspects, a divided Court of Appeals ruled yesterday. Although the dissenters on the 4-3 panel warned of creating burdensome new requirements for drug investigators, the majority decided that precedents demanded additional Fourth Amendment protections for suspects subject to manual cavity searches.
Limits on Warrantless Searches Of Body Cavities Are Defined
New York Law Journal
March 26, 2008
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