Legal Question in Traffic Law in Kansas

Male officers searching a female.

I was told that a male officer can search a female in the state of Kansas.It is not manutory to have a female officer search a female purp.Is this so or was I told wrong?

Asked on 1/26/01, 11:29 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Charles Aspinwall Charles S. Aspinwall, J.D., LLC

Re: Male officers searching a female.

Police officers have the right to do a pat-down search on all suspects to ensure officer safety. Obviously it isn't feasible for male officers to summon a female officer and wait for arrival in all situations to check for dangerous weapons.

Male officers can perform pat-down searches on female subjects to ensure officer safety, and vice versa.

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Answered on 3/09/01, 10:50 am

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