Feb 072011
 
 February 7, 2011  Posted by  Laws, Surveillance

Joseph Boven reports:

The Colorado Progressive Coalition and other groups said last week that it is time for the state to step up implementation of an informed consent law enacted last year.

The law says officers must inform an individual that they may refuse a police search before the officers can ask to conduct one. The group plans to launch a campaign and petition to ensure that both civilians and officers understand the new law.

The consent to search law that passed last year as HB 1201 says law enforcement officers must inform an individual of his or her right to refuse a search under the 4th Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure before asking for permission to search.

Read more in The Colorado Independent.

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