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In plaintiff's petition for writ of mandamus seeking to apply the exclusionary rule in a civil disciplinary proceeding to bar introduction of a firearm and ammunition seized from his car and his pockets by the California Highway Patrol resulting in termination of his employment with Caltrans, judgment of the trial court is affirmed as, although an illegal search took place, the exclusionary rule does not apply because the search occurred during a criminal investigation, and was not conducted by the agency that employs the worker being disciplined. Thus, excluding evidence in an administrative disciplinary proceeding would have no deterrent effect on a state law enforcement officer investigating reports of a crime occurring at another state agency.
Filed October 20, 2009
Opinion by Judge Boren
For Appellant: Gerald A. James