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Whalen v. McMullen

Law enforcement officer asks for a woman’s help. She invites him in, and they discuss the identity theft ring he’s investigating. Gentle reader, it was a ruse! The officer was investigating the woman herself. He videotaped her in her home for an hour to gather evidence of benefits fraud. Which violates the Fourth Amendment, holds the Ninth Circuit. But not clearly enough to do anything about it. Qualified immunity!


Tags: 2018, Fourth Amendment, Ninth Circuit, Police, Qualified Immunity

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