N. Idaho woman sues over warrantless search

N. Idaho woman sues over warrantless search

N. Idaho woman sues over warrantless search

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by Rebecca Boone / Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on December 9, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 9 at 2:16 PM

BOISE -- A woman is suing the city of Post Falls and police officials after her northern Idaho home was searched without a warrant.

In a lawsuit filed in Coeur d'Alene's U.S. District Court last week, Melissa A. Miller contends she sustained physical injuries, emotional pain and other damages because of the search.

According to the lawsuit, Miller and several others were at the home two years ago when police entered and said they were searching for a runaway juvenile. Miller objected to the search and was handcuffed. Police didn't find the juvenile, but did find marijuana in rooms that were rented to someone else. Miller was charged with possession but the charge was dropped after a judge said the search was illegal.

The city has not yet responded to the lawsuit.

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