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Supreme Court: Police Don't Need to Knock

By Admin on June 19, 2006 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

In a decision that expands police search power under the Fourth Amendment, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police officers serving a search warrant may enter a home without knocking, and any evidence obtained as a result of the search may still be admissible, despite the police officers' violation of the so-called "knock and announce" rule.

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