Pace Criminal Justice Institute is co-hosting a CLE TODAY – Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm titled Cell Phone Searches after Riley: Investigative and Evidentiary, in the Law Library Moot Court Room, at Pace Law School, White Plains, NY.
Join the panel of speakers including Professors David Bender, David Dorfman, and Bennett Gershman, Bronx A.D.A. and ’88 alumni Thomas Kapp, and Town of Greenburgh Chief of Police and ’06 alumni Chris McNerney as they discuss the implications of the United States Supreme Court decision Riley v. California, No. 13-132, 13-212, 134 S.Ct. 2473, 189 L.Ed.2d 430 (2014). In Riley, the Court consolidated two criminal appeals that both involved a defendant challenging the admissibility of evidence found during police officers’ warrantless search of data stored on the defendant’s cell phone.
Attendees can earn up to 2.5 CLE skills credit. We look forward to seeing you there!
The Pace Criminal Justice Center is honored to feature an article by Thomas Kapp, Search of Closed Containers Incident to Arrest: Is a Cell Phone Just Another Container? Thomas Kapp is the Senior Investigative Attorney at the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office and a member of the Pace Criminal Justice Center Advisory Board. In his article, he
review[s] the current federal standard for a search incident to arrest of containers and how some federal and other state courts have addressed the search of a cell phone. In addition, [he] discusses the development of the law in New York of the right of police to conduct a search incident to arrest of a closed container and will also address whether that right includes the search of a cell phone incident to arrest, an issue which may be ripe for our courts.
As the article notes, this issue will be decided this term by the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Kapp concludes his analysis by assessing the future of searches of cell phones incident to arrest in the State of New York.
Enjoy reading the full article: Thomas Kapp – Search of Closed Containers Incident to Arrest: Is a Cell Phone Just Another Container?