Recently in St. Louis, Missouri, after the acquittal of a police officer who shot and killed a suspect, there were a number of protests against the judicial decision. Protesters took to the streets on numerous occasions. One evening, police made a large number of arrests utilizing a technique called "kettling" and allegations of unlawful arrests were brought forward by protesters. Read about kettling
Since an arrest is considered a seizure under the Fourth Amendment, does the "kettling" technique violate one's civil rights?
Students taking this course will explore the major tenants of the Fourth Amendment:
Right Against Unreasonable Searches & Seizures
Warrants Must be based upon Probable Cause