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Search of Cuffed Defendant’s Coat Was Illegal (access required)

A police officer violated defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights when he searched defendant’s coat and found a handgun after defendant had voluntarily submitted to being handcuffed for arrest on a warrant for violation of federal supervised release; with no controlling 4th Circuit case law, the Richmond U.S. District Court applies a 3rd Circuit interpretation of Arizona ...

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