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http://nycourts.law.com/CourtDocumentViewer.asp?view=Document&docID=46942 Judge Scheindlin PLAINTIFFS SUED defendant City of New York pursuant to 42 USC �1983, alleging Monell violations of their civil rights by police officers employed by the city of New York. A judge had issued a “no-knock warrant” to a detective based on information supplied by a registered confidential informant that “J.D. Yea” used plaintiff’s apartment to store and sell cocaine. Plaintiffs contended that the judge who issued the search warrant “acquiesced” in a New York City policy of issuing search warrants that are not based on a probable cause finding as required by the Fourth Amendment. The instant court granted defendant City’s motion to dismiss the complaint, finding that probable cause existed to support the issuance of the search warrant. The court determined that the reliance on a confidential informant is permissible in an affidavit submitted in support of the request for the search warrant.

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