subject: Correction body: To whom it may concern, I am writing this in order to verify some facts that were in Karl Denninger's, "What Do You Do If Stopped By the Police" essay. Very well written and a lot of good tips are contained in that esay. However, the sixth paragraph under the "Premliminaries" heading talks about police officers having to obtain a warrant if you exit your vehicle and and lock your car doors. According to Carroll v US, US v Hardy and US v Dewitt, a warrant is not needed to search a vehicle due to the mobilty of that veh. As a police officer in Los Angeles I have conducted numerous searches of vehicles, citing those cases in particular when time for trial arrived. If there is new case law that I am not aware of, please let me know. Thanks, Dustin
To which we responded
We don't talk to cops.