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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 tenant of the Fourth Amendment:

  • Right Against Unreasonable Searches & Seizures

  • Warrants Must be based upon Probable Cause

 

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301