Archive | May, 2012

The community caretaker exception to search and seizure rules.

11 May

In STATE OF IOWA vs. JEFFREY DANA KURTH Ap No. 11-0525, The court held that the community caretaker exception to the normal search and seizure rules under the US and Iowa Constitutions does not permit a police office to seize a vehicle and its occupants solely because the officer observed the vehicle run over a sign that had been knocked over by another vehicle, sustaining minor damage but remaining operable.