Aug 192016
 
 August 19, 2016  Breaches, Court, Healthcare

Mark Oswald reports:

A federal judge has ruled that no constitutional right to privacy was violated when a New Mexico State Police officer used his personal cellphone to take and text to friends pictures of the body of a Santa Fe-area man who had been shot and killed by police in 2011.

In an order issued earlier this month, U.S. District Court Judge Judith C. Herrera found that the father and brother of Samuel Pauly, 34, who lived in rural Glorieta, had failed to “show that the constitutional right asserted – a privacy right of close family members to control dissemination of ‘death scene photographs’ under the Fourteenth Amendment – was clearly established at the relevant time.”

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