Port Authority Police Union Sues Over Searches of Officers’ Cellphones
- May 6, 2015
ECBAWM filed suit in federal court on behalf of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Police Benevolent Association and a former police officer against the Port Authority alleging unconstitutional searches. The suit alleges that the Port Authority unlawfully seized and searched Port Authority police officers’ private cell phones during an investigation into possible criminal conduct. The searches came just months after the Supreme Court ruled in Riley v. California that searches of private cell phones implicate the Fourth Amendment, at least when those searches occur incident to arrest. The plaintiffs are represented by ECBAWM’s Richard D. Emery, O. Andrew F. Wilson, and Ted Oxholm.