So little actual information and so much wild speculation and guess work.
Yes, cops can have duties to act in exigent circumstances, and while the Fourth Amendment protects against unreasonable searches and seizures, there's a lot of case law about what and when something is reasonable.
And yes, in many cases a citizen can tell a cop to "take a hike."
Which applies here? We have no idea, and there's insufficient information upon which to base a sound conclusion.
I'll close this for now, and staff will consider whether to re-open it.
"It is long been a principle of ours that one is no more armed because he has possession of a firearm than he is a musician because he owns a piano. There is no point in having a gun if you are not capable of using it skillfully." -- Jeff Cooper
Last edited by Frank Ettin; May 21, 2013 at 02:28 PM.
Reason: correct typo