Inglewood Police Department & Unlawful Inventory Search?

After a person is arrested, an officer may conduct an inventory search of a person’s car without a warrant, but the search cannot be investigatory in nature. The purpose of the search must be administrative in nature: to prepare a summary of what items the car has so as to protect the officers from claims of theft later when the car is returned to its owner. The scope of a search must be limited and the method of taking such an inventory must follow department protocol, although minor noncompliance does not make the search a Fourth Amendment violation. To read more about the limits of such a search, please click on the following link –

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