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Kristy asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 1 decade ago

Can you find a case where evidence obtained by a security guard, bounty hunter etc. was used convict?

I need 2 cases that show how the exclusionary rule (evidence obtained by a person who is not law enforcement is admissible in court even if it's an illegal search since it wasn't done by a cop) was used to convict a person of a crime.

I'm studying the case of Burdeau v. McDowell and how the U.S. Supreme Court ruled any incriminating evidence that is obtained during an illegal search by any non-law enforcement private party, security officer, bounty hunter and the like, is admissible in criminal and civil court.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    UNITED STATES v. JACOBSEN, 466 U.S. 109 (1984)

    (private freight carrier)

    COOLIDGE v. NEW HAMPSHIRE, 403 U.S. 443 (1971)

    (wife handing over murder suspect's clothing)

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    4 years ago

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