After reading Appendix B, I have concluded that there are two different arrests to be discussed. The first arrest involved a man walking down the street after leaving from an electronics store. The second arrest involves a man arrested at his home after the search of the premises. Reviewing the first arrest, I do not feel like the police conducted a lawful search under the guidelines provided in the text. The text describes a warrantless search for search incidental for arrest; however, I feel like the person’s Fourth Amendments were violated in this case. The officers only suspected fowl play, the man only met one descriptor of a suspect and the subject was not under arrest for any violation prior to the search. I feel like the only probable cause that could be used in this case is the fact that the man was wearing a heavy coat in the summer (which is suspicious activity) and he met the height description of the suspect. The suspect was read Miranda rights at the appropriate time; this allows the suspect to
This is the end of the preview.
access the rest of the document.
Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, police officers, Miranda, Miranda v. Arizona, Miranda warning, Arrest