Riggs v. Gibbs

Kansas City, Mo. police receive call about a burglary in Suite 200 of a building. For good measure, they enter and search Suite 201, too, despite no signs of entry. The same day, officers respond to a robbery call at a store on the first floor of the building, and while there they notice Syn brand incense, which they seize. Surprise! The same guy both owns the store and rents Suite 201, and he is fed up with KCPD’s searching and seizing his property. And his Fourth Amendment claims may proceed to trial, says the Eighth Circuit.

Tags: 2019, Eighth Circuit, Fourth Amendment, Police, Searches and Seizures

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