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SCOTUS rules out suing police for Miranda violations – Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida 2022-06-23 12:30:08 –

The US Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a suspect could not sue a police officer for damages if he had not been warned of his right to remain silent before being cross-examined.

In a 6-3 vote, Los Angeles hospital officials upheld a sheriff’s agent who accused him of not reading the Miranda warning after being accused of sexually assaulting a patient, according to the Associated Press.

The court ruled that the Miranda right protects the constitutional right, but the warning itself is not a right that could be filed in a civil lawsuit, CNN reported.

Judge Samuel Alito said in the majority opinion that “Miranda’s breach itself is not a breach of the Fifth Amendment” and in the 1983 section “There is no reason to give Miranda the right to expand and sue.” Said.

The decision, including Judge Elena Kagan, wrote that the decision “would prevent individuals from receiving any relief if police violated their rights under Miranda.”



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