Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its decision in Commonwealth v. Cost, 2020 WL 354975 (39 EAP 2018), which involved "whether a seizure has occurred during a police-citizen encounter [as a result] of an officer’s retention of an individual’s identification card. The question distills to whether a reasonable person would feel free to ignore the … Continue reading Another Pro-4th Amendment Decision from the PA Supreme Court!
PSP Illegally Disclosing LTCF Information Through NCIC
Over the past couple days, I have received several reports, one from a 911 dispatcher, that approximately 3 days ago, an update was completed to the NCIC system, whereby when an officer in Pennsylvania runs an individual's driver's license, if the individual has a license to carry firearms (LTCF), the information relating to the individual's … Continue reading PSP Illegally Disclosing LTCF Information Through NCIC
Pulled Over??? PAY ATTENTION !!! Pennsylvania Police DO NOT Need a Warrant to Search Your Vehicle !!!!
By Tom Beveridge ..... The Pa Supreme Court has ruled that cops DO NOT need a warrant to search your vehicle during a traffic stop if they have "reasonable" probable cause!!!! What does this mean????? In the case of Commonwealth v. Gery, decided on April 29, 2014, Philly police pulled over a SUV because they … Continue reading Pulled Over??? PAY ATTENTION !!! Pennsylvania Police DO NOT Need a Warrant to Search Your Vehicle !!!!