Originally Posted by scrubcedar
Thanks Spats. The problem is that throughout this whole thing the police don't seem to have been waiting to respond to the threat, they've been the aggressors instead. What are the rules when it comes to that? Did they violate them whatever they are?
Those questions are much more easily asked than answered. To answer those questions, I would need a great deal of information that does not appear to be available yet.
The simple answer, on a federal level, is "that depends on whether the search or seizure was reasonable." The more complex, and realistic answer: Even once I get the information (if I ever do), I'd need to research all of the applicable state laws, state rules of criminal procedure, and then square it all against a few federal constitutional amendments to see if "the rules were violated."