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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Miller
Roland Camara v. Municipal Court of San Francisco
Citation:387 U.S. 523 (1967)
An inspector of the Division of Housing Inspection of the San Francisco Department of Public Health was conducting a routine annual inspection in an apartment building. The manager told the inspector that Camara (plaintiff) was using the rear of the ground floor as a personal residence, which violated the building’s occupancy permit. The inspector confronted Camara and demanded that he be able to inspect the premises, but Camara refused because the inspector lacked a search warrant. The inspector returned on several other occasions without a search warrant, and Camara refused. Camara was charged with refusing to permit a lawful inspection.
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