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Monthly Archive: December 2010

December 6, 2010

PA Supreme Court Finds Search of Woman’s Purse Unreasonable

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania recently reversed a decision by the Superior Court that a police officer had reasonable suspicion to conduct a warrantless search of a woman’s handbag for safety reasons based solely on the fact that the owner of the handbag was located inside a residence where another individual had been selling drugs. The case arose from an incident where, after a drug sale outside of a house, police officers obtained consent to search the home. Inside, they saw the Appellant sitting on a sofa with her handbag next to her on the floor. The officer testified that she had...

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