Sarah Eddington reports on a Louisiana case:
A judge has ruled that evidence obtained after searching a former Monroe police officer’s desk should be suppressed because the search violated the officer’s expectation of privacy.
Raul Johnson, the former Monroe police corporal currently under federal indictment on suspicion of selling stolen items on eBay, filed a motion in December asking the judge to suppress evidence in his case because it was obtained by invading his privacy, while the government argued that the multiple searches of Johnson’s car and office were appropriate, given the circumstances.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Hayes filed her report and recommendation Tuesday.
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