E.D.Mich.: If you decorate your walls with child porn, calling 911 not a good idea

This pretty much sums it all up: “Defendant Tilman Williams chose to decorate his apartment with sexually explicit photographs of young girls. In doing so, he assumed serious risks. One such risk: if he had a medical emergency and allowed first responders into his apartment to render aid, they might discover the photographs and notify the police. And that is exactly what happened.” By calling 911 he invited the entry. Defendant was also a hoarder and the house was unsafe. The police knew that he kept child pornography, and that complicated the issue. There is also a lengthy discussion of the deterrent value of applying the exclusionary rule in this case where the subsequent search warrant was reviewed by a prosecutor before submission [like Leon]. United States v. Williams, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19646 (E.D.Mich. February 19, 2015).

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