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NCJ Number: 77651 Find in a Library
Title: Adversaries - Search Warrant
Corporate Author: Michigan Media
United States of America
Date Published: 1967
Sponsoring Agency: Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Michigan Media
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Roscoe Pound-American Trial Lawyers Foundation
Washington, DC 20007
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Part of a series of training demonstrations by practicing trial lawyers and law enforcement officers in a criminal prosecution, this film focuses on how police obtain a search warrant in the case of a man charged with robbery and murder.
Abstract: Two detectives have obtained a formal statement from a 23-year-old suspect who has been arrested for the robbery of the Big Ten Party Store and Beverage House in Ann Arbor, Mich., and for the murder of the proprietor. In his statement, the accused has stated where the whiskey, checks, and currency that he took from the store were hidden. With a house key and a letter of consent from the suspect, the detectives enter the garage of the suspect's house. However, because the suspect's sister, the homeowner, is absent, the detectives decide to obtain a search warrant in order to search the home and seize the evidence detailed in the statement. The film establishes the conditions that must be met for the detectives to obtain a search warrant: they must have a 'reasonable cause' for the search, they must establish the areas to be searched, and they must specify the objects of their search. The film shows the detectives obtaining the search warrant and recovering the stolen checks, currency, and whiskey and seizing them as evidence. For other films in this series, see NCJ 77644-50 and NCJ 77652-59.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Michigan; Police legal limitations; Police responsibilities; Search warrants
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