Ore. Appeals Court Upholds Suspect's Privacy In Bathroom

Law360, New York (September 27, 2013, 4:43 PM ET) -- The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday overturned the cocaine possession conviction of a man who police caught by unlocking a public restroom when he wouldn’t come out for them, finding the action constituted a violation of the man’s privacy.

According to the panel’s opinion, Portland, Ore., police — believing that Marvin Lee Holiday was violating his probation — followed him to a public restroom, then, after failing to convince him to exit, unlocked and opened the restroom door. Police said they found Holiday in possession...
To view the full article, take a free trial now.
Try Law360 for free for seven days
Already a subscriber? Click here to login

Already have access?

  1. Forgot your password?
  2. Sign In

Get instant access to the one-stop news source for business lawyers

Required

Sections