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introduced in court was procured unlawfully, etc.) (FindLaw, n.d.). Do you agree with the court that such a rule is needed? Oh yes, otherwise law enforcement officials will take advantage of the people. Things happen for a reason and so is why rules were created. The U.S. Constitution specifically documented rights of citizens as well as law enforcement officials. Since law enforcement officers are responsible for maintaining law and order, the U.S. Constitution make sure that police officers and federal agents will not abuse their power over citizens of the United States. Is the exclusionary rule still relevant in light of the deterrent of civil liability for police officers? If so, should there be exceptions to the use of this rule? If it is not needed, should laws be passed to bar the courts from using it? Explain and justify your response. Yes, the exclusionary rule is still relevant in light of the deterrent of civil liability for police officers. As I mentioned earlier, rules were put in place for a reason and basically, this rule was formulated by the courts to deter police misconduct. There should be exceptions to the exclusionary rule. The law enforcement officer witnessed the crime committed in plain view. For instance, the patrol officer had entered a coffee shop and happened to find a huge biker physically attacking a regular customer. The attacker, the biker, quickly hide something in his left pocket the moment he saw the officer. Unfortunately for him, the patrol officer saw it, did a search on him and found a pocket knife from his left pocket. He was then arrested and taken into police custody. It would be a different story if the patrol officer hadn’t seen him place the knife in his left pocket. Source:
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FindLaw (n.d.) The fourth amendment and the ‘exclusionary rule’. Retrieved from Schwartzbach, M. (n.d.) What is the exclusionary rule? A doctrine that makes unconstitutionally obtained evidence inadmissible. Retrieved from
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  • Spring '17
  • Law, Supreme Court of the United States, Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Arrest warrant

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