Harrison, OH asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana

Q: Is it required for police to leave a receipt of items removed from a home during a search warrant?

Both occupants were home when warrant was served for specific items to be obtained, but only one of the two received a copy. 11 days have passed and still no knowledge of what was removed from the home, but two specific items missing from home had nothing to do with the investigation. Feels as though an armed burglary was committed and, with every day that passes, the chances of knowing every item that was taken seem limited. Many other issues with the warrant served raise red flags, but there are pieces of key evidence that could have very well been some of the items removed from the residence without their knowledge. Long story made short; what are the rights of a citizen when facing this issue?

1 Lawyer Answer
Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: The Search Warrant should have a case number at the Clerks Office, the police would also file a Return of Search Warrant detailing the items removed. The return is to be filed in the same case as the search warrant

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