Tag: Search and Seizure

Authorities Search California Offices of Boat Operator After Fire That Killed 34

The authorities in Southern California said on Monday that they had searched the Santa Barbara offices of the business that operated the scuba diving vessel in which a fire erupted last week, leaving 34 people dead. The development could lead to criminal charges in the disaster. Investigators searched the offices of Truth Aquatics as well […]

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2 Former Houston Police Officers Charged in Connection With Fatal Raid

Two former Houston police officers were indicted on Friday for their roles in a raid that claimed the lives of a local couple, according to prosecutors, who said the officers fabricated information to obtain a warrant that led to the raid. Prosecutors are now reviewing 14,000 cases handled by the narcotics squad involved in the […]

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How Bodycams Distort Real Life

“You’re going to kill me.” It’s chilling to hear Tony Timpa’s words on a Dallas police officer’s bodycam recording because he was right. A few minutes after Mr. Timpa, 32, pleaded with the police for his life, it was over and his corpse was loaded into the back of an ambulance. The bodycam footage shows […]

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Hundreds Arrested in Mississippi Raids Targeting Immigrant Workers

Federal immigration agents raided several companies across Mississippi on Wednesday, rounding up hundreds of immigrant workers in what federal officials said might be the largest worksite enforcement action ever in a single state. In what appeared to be a coordinated sting, more than 600 agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement showed up at the sites […]

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Puerto Rico Authorities Seize Cellphones Connected to Online Chat That Triggered Uprising

SAN JUAN, P.R. — Law enforcement authorities in Puerto Rico executed search warrants on Tuesday against several people in Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló’s inner circle whose exchange of sexist and homophobic chat messages triggered a popular uprising on the island. A judge issued warrants for the cellphone seizures on Monday, said Mariana Cobián Rodríguez, a […]

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He Won a Landmark Case for Privacy Rights. He’s Going to Prison Anyway.

Timothy Carpenter won’t be remembered for the circumstances that landed him in prison, but for the Supreme Court case that bears his name. Carpenter v. United States, which set a new benchmark for privacy in the digital age, requires the police to obtain a warrant before obtaining cellphone location history from a phone company. Privacy […]

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Jennifer Dulos: Estranged Husband Arrested in Disappearance of Connecticut Mother of 5

The estranged husband of a Connecticut mother who went missing after she dropped their five children off at school has been arrested in the case, along with his girlfriend, the police said. The two were taken into custody around 11 p.m. on Saturday in Avon, Conn., the police said. They are charged with hindering a […]

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Britain Is Targeting ‘Dirty Money’ with Unexplained Wealth Orders

LONDON — The wife of an Azerbaijani banker dropped 30,000 pounds on chocolate in one purchase, amassed £3.5 million of designer French jewelry, and spent more than £150,000 on perfume. And that was just at one store. The extravagant spending by the woman, Zamira Hajiyeva, at the luxury British department store Harrods — which amounted […]

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