Saturday, April 4, 2020
April 4, 2020

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Woodland police visit high school government class

The Columbian

Woodland — Woodland’s Police Chief Jim Kelly and Officer Brent Murray visited Katie Klaus’ government class to discuss the methods law enforcement uses to ensure they protect individual rights while also protecting the general public. Klaus’ students spent the past weeks studying the Bill of Rights with visiting speakers, including Woodland High School Principal John Shoup offering insights into the many differences to citizens’ rights in the United States. Klaus began the presentation with a discussion of the Supreme Court case Miranda v. Arizona from 1964, which resulted in requiring law enforcement officers to read every suspect their rights. Kelly presented the 1968 Supreme Court case of Terry v. Ohio, in which the court ruled on reasonable search and seizures when police officers determined that a suspect was planning to commit a crime in Ohio.