My sister lives in an apartment complex that has routine maintenance checks. She informed me that tomorrow they will be coming through everyones apartments to check filters etc etc. She also told me that they bring a police and their K-9 unit with them to check for bedbugs. I was shocked when she told me this and can't believe that this is even legal to do. How are they able to use the police and their dogs to search for bedbugs? How is this legal?
posted by Sweetmag
on Feb 3, 2014 -
In the State of Indiana, is it legal for the police to stop you from entering your house while they are waiting to obtain a search warrant? Can you point me to any statutes or literature that addresses this issue?
posted by Ggardner
on Dec 15, 2012 -
I was pulled over for speeding and the state trooper claimed he smelled marijuana and was going to call out the K9 unit. Ultimately nothing happened, but I have questions about the situation and procedures. [more inside]
posted by Slinga
on Oct 28, 2011 -
This video clip from the TLC leaves me wondering what should be done. I know to never allow the police to search anything and to not answer questions. But what if the request is not a question but a demand rationalized by the officer as a safety issue. Bonus question: does the door being opened count as consent to search? YANML YANAL TINLA apply [more inside]
posted by Felex
on Feb 23, 2011 -
Insipred by this recent question and a quick search of older posts I was wondering what are my rights when stopped by the police in Ontario:
i) on foot
ii) in a car
iii) at my door/on my property?
posted by saradarlin
on Jan 27, 2010 -