Does an Outstanding Warrant Make an Unlawful Detention OK?

Yes is the answer to the rhetorical question posed in the title to this blog posting. We find this “legal rationalization” the epitome of letting the ends justify the means, which we find deplorable in a legal context, particularly when the Fourth Amendment is at issue. To read an example with facts what demonstrate how an illegal detention can be “sanitized” by an officer’s discovery of the suspect having an outstanding warrant, please click on the following link –

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