CJA 364 Week 2 Team Paper – Fourth Amendment Summary
The city of Happyville was recently served with a lawsuit in which a plaintiff alleged violations of the Fourth Amendment on the part of the city’s police officers. The lawsuit was filed after the court dismissed charges of drug possession based on illegal search and seizure issues. The mayor and city council asked the city attorney to explain the court’s ruling so they can get a better understanding of the issue as they prepare for the lawsuit.
The city attorney defers to the police department on the issue of the Fourth Amendment and how it is applied in the field.
Write a 500- to 900-word executive summary for review by the mayor and city council members in which you define and explain the common law background of the Fourth Amendment and its application.
Format your executive summary consistent with APA guidelines.