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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Ohlin
Weeks v. United States
Citation:232 U.S. 383 (1914)
The defendant was arrested by a police officer without warrant at the Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, where he was employed by an express company. Other police officers had gone to the house of the defendant, and being told by a neighbor where the key was kept, found it and entered the house. They searched the defendant’s room and took possession of various papers and articles found there. Later in the same day police officers returned with the marshal, who thought he might find additional evidence, and the marshal searched the defendant’s room and carried away certain letters found in the drawer of a chiffonier. Neither the marshal nor the police officer had a search warrant. The defendant assigns court’s error in permitting the papers to be used at the trial.
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