Retired district judge Arnold Lynch, Hopkinsville Police Chief Clayton Sumner and attorney Tom Glover, who is a former director of the local Public Defender’s Office, will serve as panelists for a Constitution Day program titled “A Discussion of the Fourth Amendment: Ramifications for Police and Society” at noon Monday at Hopkinsville Community College.
The discussion of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution will be at the college’s Round Table Literary Park. Because of COVID-19 precautions, attendance will be open only to HCC students and employees, and media representatives, the college announced in a news release.
Ratified in the Bill of Rights on Dec. 15, 1791, the Fourth Amendment states, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
The first 50 attendees will receive a free boxed lunch.
Dr. John P. Davis, HCC history professor, said recent events across the country prompted him to enlist the panel for a discussion of the Fourth amendment. Questions and audience interaction will be encouraged, organizers said.