WI Supreme Court Expands Police Search Authority

“Here, Pepin police conducted a classic search incident to arrest,” says Van Hollen.
“I’m pleased that the Wisconsin Supreme Court recognized the need to protect
both officer safety and the possible destruction of evidence.”

MADISON – It is lawful for police officers to search inside any container found inside the passenger compartment of a vehicle when any of the occupants is arrested, as a “search incident to arrest.” This morning the Wisconsin Supreme Court expanded the scope of such searches to objects or containers found outside the vehicle in close proximity to it.

“Here, Pepin police conducted a classic search incident to arrest,” says Van Hollen. “I’m pleased that the Wisconsin Supreme Court recognized the … Continue reading

The WPPA Launches Legislative Billboard Campaigns

MADISON, (Wis.) – The Wisconsin Professional Police Association’s Political Action Committee has launched several billboards in a number of legislative races. The group’s endorsements were the result of membership input, the results of its legislative report card rankings, as well as the candidates’ responses to its questionnaire.

“The WPPA has a proud history of supporting candidates that can demonstrate a commitment to addressing the economic challenges confronting this state while protecting the services that Wisconsinites have come to expect and deserve,” said Jim Palmer, the WPPA’s Executive Director. “We are convinced that the candidates supported by our billboards will fight to keep the state’s fiscal crisis from compromising the quality of public safety services available in our communities.”

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