- Associated Press - Friday, February 13, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon Court of Appeals says two Portland police officers did not violate the privacy rights of a homeless man when they looked under his tarp and saw him holding a methamphetamine pipe.

The court ruled Wednesday that 50-year-old Gregory James Tegland did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the structure he built with shopping carts and tarps in the doorway of a Portland business.

The Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/muvRJE) the incident in November 2010 led to his conviction on charges of possessing methamphetamine and erecting a structure on public property.

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Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com


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