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.
Formerly known as fiddletown
Last edited by Frank Ettin; May 21, 2013 at 02:28 PM.
Reason: correct typo