Discuss what the police officers did or did not do that warranted the Mapp v. Ohio (1961) case decision. In addition, explain the types of evidence
The case between Dollree Mapp and Ohio on May 23,1957, left a land mark in the history of the supreme court as far as search warrant is concerned. With the Supreme Court arguing that illegally obtained evidence is not admissible in State courts. That being said, the rule was further expanded on the root that if police violate your constitutional rights in order to obtain evidence, they cannot use that evidence against you. As such, this paper will look at the Mapp v. Ohio (1961) case decision and further elucidate on the type of evidence that were found or obtained by the police.
Mapp v. Ohio was a celebrated case in the supreme court of the united states of America in 1961 where the court ruled that the exclusionary rule ,which prohibits the prosecution from relying on evidence obtained in a manner that violates the fourth amendment to the constitution, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures to be inadmissible in courts of law. The overriding principle or rule here is that any evidence obtained in a manner that violates the accused rights shall not be in any way used against him in any court.