Fire EMS, Firefighting, Legal

P2 ~ Engineering & Manufacturing Services, LLC v. Ashton, et al.

Issue 3 and Volume 168.

<Previous Displaying 2/2 Page 1, 2View Article as Single page In Camara v. Mun. Court of City and County of San Francisco, 387 U.S. 523 (1967), the United States Supreme Court held that administrative inspections are significant intrusions on Fourth Amendment rights for which warrants generally are required and that probable cause exists in this context, “[i]f reasonable legislative or administrative standards for conducting an area inspection are satisfied with respect to a particular dwelling.”(387 U.S. at 538) The Supreme Court also held in See v. City of Seattle, 387 U.S. 541(1967), that the decision to enter and inspect will not be the product of the unreviewed discretion of the enforcement officer in the field.” (387 U.S. at 545) Because the three fire officers in the EMS case secured a warrant based on their authority under a Cleveland ordinance, the issue on appeal was whether the “annual interior inspection plan”…

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