Court: 'Brutal' Cavity Search Violated Arrestee's Rights

, The National Law Journal


The "brutal and physically invasive" removal of a package containing cocaine during a body-cavity search of a suspected drug dealer without a warrant violated his Fourth Amendment rights, a federal appeals court has ruled.

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  • ColorBlindJustice

    That cops found a significant quantity of cocaine in the rectum of this jailhouse smuggler makes clear there was nothing "unreasonable" about the search. If it turned out to be "brutal," the smuggler has only himself to blame. After all, he could have just fessed up and gently extracted the packet of cocaine of his own volition. So this will ultimately be just another Ninth Circuit decision to be overturned by the SCOTUS.

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