Re: Male Police Officer Searches 4 Year Old Girl
The legality of any search depends on the totality of the circumstances. if you feel that the search was unlawful or improper, you can make a complaint to the agency and consult an attorney.
The presence of the child in the car does not prevent the police from searching the car. If there as some reason to believe that some adult might have concealed a weapon or controlled substances on the little girl's clothing, it is possible that the officers could easily articulate good cause to conduct a visual inspection. I've seen adults hiding meth. and even heroin in baby's diapers. There's no limits to what some dopers will do and who they will risk to avoid detection.
So, make a complaint and consult an attorney if you feel the need.
A Nor Cal Police Sergeant
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