Tag Archives: consent searches

Fire Chief’s Consent Valid For Search of Lieutenant’s Laptop

The US District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky has denied a motion to suppress a fire department laptop in a child pornography case against a fire lieutenant. Robert Christopher England, a lieutenant with the Middlesboro Fire Department, was accused of exposing himself to a minor in a Walmart bathroom in June 2018.

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Locker Searches and the 4th Amendment

Today’s burning question: Does a fire department have the right to search a firefighter’s locker, individual sleeping room, or dresser without cause? Answer: It depends. As a governmental agency, a fire department has to respect the 4th Amendment rights of everyone, including its employees. The 4th Amendment prohibits warrantless searches

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