Ore. Appeals Court Upholds Suspect's Privacy In Bathroom

Law360, New York (September 27, 2013, 4:43 PM EDT) -- 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...
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