Generally, officers must have search warrants to seize physical evidence, such as illegal drugs. However, in many of these cases, things happen so quickly that officers do not bother with search warrants. Despite the prohibition against warrantless searches in the Fourth Amendment, the seized evidence might still be admissible.
The right to privacy runs deep in the Constitution. Specifically, the Fourth Amendment prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures.
HPD Chief Art Acevedo said a search warrant affidavit, which led to the shooting death of two people, contained "material untruths or lies."
After officers pulled over Brian Morton for speeding, they found lots of sex crimes evidence. Later, after they executed a search warrant, they found even more on his cell phone.