Maryland v. Garrison
Significance, Latitude For Honest Mistakes Made By Officers, Evidence Against The Victim Of Police Error Should Not Be Used
State of Maryland
That evidence taken from Garrison's apartment should not be suppressed even though the police officers used an overbroad warrant.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Stephen H. Sacks, Attorney General of Maryland
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Gerald A. Kroop
Justices for the Court
Sandra Day O'Connor, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, John Paul Stevens (writing for the Court), Byron R. White
Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall
Date of Decision
24 February 1987
Reversed the Maryland Court of Appeals ruling and held that the search warrant was valid and the execution of the warrant did not violate Garrison's rights under the Fourth Amendment, since the mistake made by the officers was understandable and reasonable.
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