Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Cops in Dorms?

This spring, Judge David Frazier (Whitman County superior court) threw out two cases against WSU students arrested by WSU campus police in their dorms. He said that students have a resonable expectation of privacy in the hallways of their dorms. In one case, an officer in in the hallway smelled marijuana smoke coming from a room and got a warrant before entering the room, where he discovered marijuana in the defendant's purse. WSU police now say that they will no longer patrol the dorms. Here at the UW, campus police will continue to patrol at night. Police won't patrol dorm halls at WSU, Seattle Times, Aug. 8, 2006.

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