Dog sniff at an apartment’s door at 3:20 am was unreasonable under Jardines. It was a “constitutionally protected area.” People v. Burns, 2016 IL 118973, 2016 Ill. LEXIS 281 (March 24, 2016).
Officers did a knock-and-talk based on apartment neighbors’ complaints of burning marijuana. The leaseholder opened the door and let the police in. He mentioned that his girlfriend was in the back room, and the marijuana was hers. He sent them to the back room, and the door was usually locked but apparently not then. Then there was a dispute over whether they were boyfriend-girlfriend or not, but it didn’t seem to matter because, all things considered, the court finds the situation at the time unambiguous and the officers had no duty to inquire further into whether her control over her room was exclusive or not. State v. Khuram, 2016 Iowa App. LEXIS 239 (March 23, 2016).*