Monday, April 5, 2010

Supreme Court Allows Lawsuit Against Cops For Warrantless Search To Proceed

The United States Supreme Court refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed against two San Carlos, California police officers accusing them of using excessive force and arresting the Plaintiff and entering his home without a warrant.  A woman had accused the Plaintiff of driving under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of a hit and run accident.  The police went to the Plaintiff's house and entered his house without a warrant.  The Court of Appeals also ruled that the officers can be sued for pointing their guns at an unarmed and uncombative  citizen.  The Supreme Court left this ruling stand and and apparently ruled that the officers did not have immunity from a civil lawsuit for what happened.  

The case is Bonvicino and Buelow v. Hopkins, 09-681.

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