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Judge: Yale Park search warrant didn't follow the law

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Posted at 5:27 PM, Nov 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 19:40:03-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) -- — The trial against Yale Park Landlord Kay Anderson has been delayed and is in jeopardy altogether.

Douglas County Judge Grant Forsberg approved a defense motion that will keep the inspection search warrant from being used in the case because the city didn't ask Anderson for permission to inspect his properties. The warrant indicates Anderson denied them access. That means all the evidence collected during the search warrant can't be heard in court.

Anderson faces 95 property maintenance violations.

“There's been no justification for this, the city has known this all along. Why they've continued to pursue it is beyond me. Probably for their landlord registration or whatever, but there's never been any justification for this, and they've known it,” Anderson explained.

Trial was supposed to start Tuesday but is now up in the air.

In September 2018, the city told 500 residents they had to leave the apartments for health and safety violations.

The city says they will appeal and seek a decision in District Court.