The Importance Of Negligence In Law Enforcement

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A warrant is a document which gives law enforcement the authorization or the right from a judge to conduct a search of an area or make an arrest of a person. The Fourth Amendment requires law enforcement to show probable cause to a judge to be able to obtain a warrant. The search warrant is limited to only the location or the person listed and law enforcement must obtain another warrant to cover other areas not included. When a search warrant is issued, property and persons found at that location with the connection to that property may be taken into custody. Probable cause which is needed to obtain a warrant also allows law enforcement to search areas without a warrant.
There are certain situations where law enforcement do not need a warrant for an arrest or search. Some situations include, “searches incident to arrest, searches based on consent, inventory searches, and emergency searches may be conducted without warrants.” (Ingram, 2009, P.167)
When law enforcement has probable cause that a defendant for armed assault is hiding in a third person’s garage, a search warrant may be obtained to allow law enforcement access to the private property. But, since law enforcement has probable cause they also may enter the property
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In the case of the stolen watches from the jewelry store which were turned into the police the reliability of Mr. A as a source of information in the case should be investigated due to him refusing to answer any of law enforcement’s questions after turning in the stolen property to law enforcement. After completing the investigation if law enforcement find Mr. A having no involvement with the robbery and that the circumstances allowed him to come into possession of the stolen property, then his claims of the crime may be worth pursuing. Law enforcement should also take into account of the involvement of Mr. B in the case of the stolen

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