Category Archives: Search and Seizure

DISTURBING VIDEO: HPD Violating Citizens Rights on 12/6/2014!!

A disturbing encounter with HPD on December 6, 2014. In the video a man is “open carrying” a firearm.  He was detained for 45 minutes by the Houston Police Department on NO CHARGES.  The man being detained without reasonable suspicion.  Also, the HPD officer erroneously believes that the criminal offense of “failure to ID” can

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Supreme Court: Warrant Required for Cell Phones; Police Respond

In Riley v. California, the Supreme Court found unanimously that when a person is arrested a cellphone may not be searched without a warrant.  In response, officers nationwide (Los Angeles to New York, and even in Houston) officials met to discuss Wednesday’s unanimous ruling that prohibits law enforcement from searching an arrestee’s cellphone without a

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