Wichita home owner says law enforcement disabled camera inside his home

A Wichita man claims police disabled his security cameras inside his home after they were searching for a shooting suspect. KSNW TV asks . Dan Monnat if police can disable security cameras when they enter your house. “…It is difficult to imagine a warrant or an exception to the warrant requirement that would permit the disarming or unplugging of a private homeowner’s security camera,” Monnat says.

Video of armed couple’s confrontation over missing vehicles prompts legal questions

WICHITA, Kan. – There’s a video circulating online of a Wichita couple going live on Facebook as they claim they’ve found their stolen vehicles at a residence in the city… they’re seen holding someone at gunpoint, while police are called. Dan Monnat says it can be dangerous when individual citizens take the law into their own hands, but it can be legal depending on the circumstances….

Attorney advises against speculation in death cases

For months, the disappearance of Lucas Hernandez has been on the minds of many in this community, including criminal defense attorney Dan Monnat. “Speculation in these cases is always to be avoided. Science and medicine will tell us the manner in which Lucas Hernandez died, whether that’s by criminal means or by natural causes or accident….”

Victim of alleged racial profiling considering legal action

WINFIELD, Kan. – A victim of alleged racial profiling is considering legal action after he was stopped for a turn signal violation and an officer questioned some vegetation that was found on his car… Attorney Dan Monnat says a lot of questions remain. “Did the law enforcement officer really have a solid basis for immediately concluding that the vegetative matter on the window sill of the car was really contraband,” asks Monnat?

Man arrested in Wichita swatting case waives extradition

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles man wanted in Kansas has waived extradition proceedings in California and will face a felony allegation that he made a hoax emergency call that led to the fatal police shooting of a Wichita resident. Dan Monnat tells KAKE TV the man could face serious charges like “second degree murder, which is a human being killed unintentionally but recklessly, under circumstances manifesting an extreme indifference to human life….”

Body cam footage released after Barber Co. man is fatally shot by bean bag gun

BARBER COUNTY, Kan. – KSN has obtained body cam footage of the moments leading up to and after a man was shot and killed by a Barber County Sheriff’s Deputy. The man’s family is pressing for more footage. KSN asked Dan Monnat if it is common for a judge to order release of a video: “I don’t think it is common, but it out to be common because transparency is exactly what we should have…”

Ticketed drivers question whether they have to pay

WICHITA – Drivers that were issued tickets during a now-suspended Wichita Police camera-based traffic enforcement pilot program, must pay their fines. Some people are wondering if the system is legal, so KAKE asked attorney Dan Monnat to weigh in. “We may not like living in a high-tech world of “big brother-like” recordation of our every public action, but that doesn’t mean it’s unconstitutional,” Monnat said….

Old Town cameras being used to catch traffic violators

Wichita police are using 97 cameras to monitor the Old Town area for safety. Now, some of those cameras are being used for traffic enforcement. KSN Legal Expert Dan Monnat says, “You have no reasonable expectation of privacy in actions or driving behaviors that you knowingly display to the general public….”