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Gun seen from beyond “path of consent” will be suppressed (access required)

While officers had the defendant’s explicit consent to search specific rooms in his house and implied consent to take a path leading to those rooms, his firearm was seen only after an officer deviated from that path. Thus, it exceeded officers’ authority to conduct a warrantless search. Background Norfolk Police Officers Yelen and Rieke responded to a ...