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California Highway Patrol drops consent searches


April 20, 2001
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California Highway Patrol drops consent searches

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) – The California Highway Patrol has ordered its officers to stop making “consent searches,” in which a trooper without probable cause to examine a vehicle asks the driver for permission.

Commissioner Dwight O. Helmick’s order follows the release of studies that show minority drivers are far more likely to be pulled over and to be the subjects of consent searches. The docu...

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