LA Skid Row Searches Ruled Unconstitutional
A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled police skid row searches unconstitutional:
U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson found that officers question — and at times search — parolees and probationers without evidence that they might have committed a crime, which the judge said was unconstitutional. He ordered the LAPD to change its practices.
This is the second victory for those on skid row:
A federal appeals court last year found the city's anti-camping ordinance to be unconstitutional, scuttling LAPD efforts to prevent the homeless from sleeping on downtown sidewalks at night.
TChris reported on that here.
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