Oregon Supreme Court, March 5, 2020
Summarized by Rankin Johnson, OCDLA
SEARCH AND SEIZURE - Inventories
Failing to invite defendant to remove personal items from impounded vehicle rendered subsequent inventory search unlawful. Trial court and Court of Appeals reversed.
The Supreme Court considered the purpose of an inventory search in adding this new requirement for such searches.
State v. Fulmer 366 Or 224 (March 5, 2020) (Balmer) (Washington County, Garcia)