11 Things Police Officers Don’t Want You to Know

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1. Are the police entitled to take my phone? 

If a police officer asks you to give him/her your phone, don’t do it! Unless he or she has a warrant, they don’t have the right to look through your phone. The same applies if you’re in custody. This law was actually put into place after the landmark Riley v. California case back in 2014.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. said that “the contents found in someone’s phone can’t itself be used as a weapon in order to arrest or harm someone.” So, if a police officer asks you for your phone, it’s your right to keep it in your pockets. The police officer should hand you a warrant regarding this matter.

Next, you’ll find this entry unwarranted…..

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2 thoughts on “11 Things Police Officers Don’t Want You to Know”

  1. This was very well done. Even with the ‘millions’ of pop-up ad, the info was speedy without long delays. This is how all the gigs should be! Good job. BTW, I did have time to check out some of the products.

  2. You specified the law in two states regarding a police officer’s right to demand identification. Is there a website where I can learn about the laws in the 48 remaining states regarding this issue?

    Thank you,

    Mary Sausalito

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