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Search & Seizure – Protective Sweep – Suicide Threat – Barricaded Home (access required)

Police who had defendant under surveillance after his live-in girlfriend reported he had been drinking and threatened suicide did not have “exigent circumstances” or another reason to enter defendant’s home to make a “protective sweep” after defendant was subdued and arrested outside his home, which reportedly was empty, and the shotgun evidence police discovered in ...