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July 2016 Training Case of The Month Is On-line

7/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

The July 2016 training case of the Month has been added to the member's side of the website under the L.E. Training Case of the Monthtab.
The monthly publications are a case review & test, distributed under contract with theIllinois Prosecutor Services, LLC.
Only LawEnforcementPersonnelwith a registered account have access and L.E. accountsmay be requested on thememberpage of the website.


Riley v. California, 134 S. Ct. 2473, June 25, 2014

Did the police properly search these defendants' cellphones following their arrests?

FACTS: First Case: Riley was stopped for a traffic violation, which eventually led to his arrest on weapons charges. An officer, searching Riley incident to the arrest, seized a cell phone from Riley's pants pocket. The officer accessed information on the phone and noticed the repeated use of a term associated with a street gang. At the police station two hours later, a detective specializing in gangs further examined the phone's digital contents. Based in part on photographs and videos that the detective found, the State charged Riley in connection with a shooting that had occurred a few weeks earlier and sought an enhanced sentence based on Riley's gang membership. Riley moved to suppress all evidence .......

Second Case: Wurie was arrested after the police observed him participate in an apparent drug sale. At the police station, the officers seized a cell phone from Wurie's person and noticed that the phone was receiving multiple calls from a source identified as "my house" on its external screen. The officers opened the phone, accessed its call log, determined the number associated with the "my house" label, and traced that number to what they suspected was Wurie's apartment. They secured a search warrant and found drugs, a firearm and ammunition, and cash in the ensuing search. Wurie was then charged with drug and firearm offenses. He moved to suppress the evidence obtained from the search of the apartment. The District Court .....

Go to members page on the website to find the July 2016 Training Case of The Month


Documenting the long term review ofthis publication on amonthly basisin your agency training records will help fulfill the annual and every three yearmandatory legal updates required in the Police and Community Relations Improvement Act.

Excerpt from Police and Community Relations Improvement Act

Sec. 7. Rules and standards for schools. (50 ILCS 705/7) (from Ch. 85, par. 507)g. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a police officer must satisfactorily complete every 3 years. Those requirements shall include constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority, procedural justice, civil rights, human rights, and cultural competency.

h. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a police officer must satisfactorily complete at least annually. Those requirements shall include law updates and use of force training which shall include scenario based training, or similar training approved by the Board.

A complete outline of Public Act 99-0352 (SB-1304)is located at the bottom of the L.E. Training Case of the Monthpage.

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