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CIVIL RIGHTS – Warrantless Home Entry – Search For Teen – Qualified Immunity (access required)

A police officer who decided to enter a darkened house to investigate suspicious circumstances, after being contacted by a neighbor and a man searching for his minor stepdaughter, has qualified immunity from a lawsuit by homeowners who claimed they were startled by the officer’s intrusion, the 4th Circuit says, reversing a denial of qualified immunity ...

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