Policing Matters Podcast: How Utah v. Strieff will affect cops

The Supreme Court recently ruled that if an officer makes an illegal stop and then discovers an arrest warrant, the stop and its fruit will not be excluded in court


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The Supreme Court recently ruled that if an officer makes an illegal stop and then discovers an arrest warrant, the stop and its fruit will not be excluded in court. Jim and Doug discuss how Strieff pokes a hole in the long-held doctrine that police and prosecutors cannot benefit from “the fruit of the poisonous tree” and how the ruling impacts police interpretation of the Fourth Amendment’s search and seizure doctrine, as well as the accompanying exclusionary rule.

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