ACLU files suit for Clarksville resident challenging warrantless search

Dec. 12, 2016

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana today filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, New Albany Division, on behalf of Mary Hazel Upton against the Town of Clarksville, Indiana, alleging violations of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The lawsuit challenges the city's warrantless inspections of Upton's property and two town ordinances, Indiana Code of Ordinances, Section 97.03 and Clarksville Ordinance No. 20115-G-05, which have been cited by town officials as justification for entering her property without permission and without a warrant.

Ken Falk, ACLU of Indiana legal director, said "The non-consensual and warrantless inspection of our client's property is unconstitutional."  

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