Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Federal Court: Traffic Stop Does Not Justify Home Entry

Federal Court: Traffic Stop Does Not Justify Home Entry:

Tenth Circuit US Court of Appeals rules a police officer cannot enter a home over a minor traffic violation.

A police officer has no right to pursue a minor traffic stop into a home, according to a ruling handed down Wednesday by the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. A three-judge panel considered what happened after police in Sulphur, Oklahoma saw a suspect allegedly driving with faulty taillights on July 23, 2007...................


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