According to The Sun, law enforcement officials are hitting back against the claims that Josh had his “constitutional right” violated with those photos of his hands and feet.
Court papers obtained by the publication allegedly state that Josh “expressly consented to having the photographs taken.”
Furthermore, prosecutors added: “The photographs document a scar on the defendant’s hand, which is plainly visible. Law enforcement observed the same scar in images recovered from the defendant’s electronic devices seized pursuant to a search warrant in this case.”
As for their argument against the violation of the rights, they argued that because Josh remained fully clothed, no warrant was needed to photograph his extremities.
Their direct verbiage was that the photos “did not constitute an unreasonable or warrantless search of the defendant,” and that “his hands were in plain view and clearly visible” making the photos legal and valid.
The judge presiding over the case has not made a decision regarding the validity of the photos yet.