Tag: 4th Amendment

$154,900 Settlement for Wrongful Arrest

Ankeny, Polk County, Iowa.  GRL’s Government Accountability Division obtained a settlement of $154,900 for an Ankeny man who was wrongfully arrested by Ankeny Police Department earlier this year.  While the financial compensation was substantial for GRL’s client, it was not the most incredible part of this case. Apologies, especially sincere apologies, simply do not happen […]

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Officer Still Doesn’t Understand Need to Turn on Squad Car Video

Greenfield, Adair County, Iowa.  For the second time this year, a Judge ruled that an Adair County Deputy’s stop of a motorist was constitutionally invalid when he followed GRL’s client for miles, claiming that the vehicle weaved within its lane but mysteriously failed to activate his in-car video camera.  The Constitution requires that for an […]

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Discovering the Identity of a Snitch in Marijuana Search Warrant Cases

Cooperating individuals, or snitches, work closely with police in exchange for either money or leniency with their own drug charges.   They are permitted to operate with virtual anonymity in order to set up as many people as possible.  Police and prosecutors also go to great lengths to protect the identity of these assets from being […]

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