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Search & Seizure – Warrantless Arrest – Gang Crackdown – Fingerprint Evidence (access required)

Police acted illegally when, as part of a nationwide initiative to apprehend illegal alien gang members, they arrested defendant without a warrant after observing his alleged gang tattoo, but evidence of defendant's identity as an illegal alien ascertained after taking his fingerprints and obtaining attendant records may not be admissible in court, if police acted ...