Nebraska State Patrol Conducting Unconstitutional Warrantless Searches

The Nebraska State Patrol is conducting unconstitutional warrantless searches of the homes and possessions of registered individuals.

Such searches were declared unconstitutional by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Kopf in 2012 (read his ruling here).

“They come to the door, demanding to search.  (They) look in the garage, check vehicles, and check out everything we are required to report,” one person with knowledge of the practice told Nebraskans Unafraid.

People who are no longer under supervision (off paper) are not required to open the door to law enforcement and they can refuse a warrantless search.

Nebraskans Unafraid does not provide legal advice, so those who still report to probation or parole should ask a lawyer how to proceed. If a lawyer would like to offer guidance on this issue, please email

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