Friday, March 20, 2020

Police Had Cause To Search Residence of Catholic Religious Order Member

In State of Connecticut v. Sawyer, (CT Sup. Ct., March 19, 2020), the Connecticut Supreme Court held that the search warrant that led to the arrest of a member of a Catholic religious order for possessing child pornography was properly issued.  The court held that authorities had probable cause to search the residence of defendant, a member of The Brothers of Holy Cross, living with two other brothers in an apartment they rented from a West Haven Catholic church. Police acted on a report by one of defendant's roommates. AP reports on the decision.