Greg Stejskal, ’74, will discuss the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago as part of the College of Law’s Law and Democracy Series at noon Oct. 3 in McCollum Hall.
The use of a search warrant by the FBI is a common investigative tool. It entails developing “probable cause” as required by the Fourth Amendment, documenting that probable cause in an affidavit, swearing to the veracity of the affidavit before a U.S. magistrate judge, then executing the warrant and conducting the search.
Stejskal joined the FBI in 1975 and was a member and senior team leader of the FBI SWAT team. From 1995 until his retirement in 2006, Stejskal was a senior resident agent for the FBI’s Ann Arbor, Michigan, office. He was assigned to violent crimes, bank robbery, white collar crime, organized crime, narcotics and terrorism squads during his tenure. Stejskal had significant experience executing search warrants during his 31 years with the bureau.
During his presentation, “The FBI Search of Mar-a-Lago: The Fourth Amendment, FBI Procedure and Politics,” Stejskal will discuss FBI search warrant procedures and protocols and what happens when a search and its aftermath are critiqued on the world stage.
The presentation is open to the public and approved for one in-person or distance learning continuing legal education credit. Register here.