E.D.N.C.: Officers first said they were from Publishers’ Clearinghouse, then said “open the door or we are going to knock it down.” Consent after that was valid

Officers first knocked at door saying they were with Publishers’ Clearinghouse, but defendant didn’t come to door. Then they said in Spanish “open the door or we are going to knock it down.” It was on body camera. On the totality, defendant consented to the entry after opening the door. The fact she didn’t know their identity until after opening the door wasn’t determinative because, when she consented, she did know. United States v. Azua-Rinconada, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 184702 (E.D. N.C. Oct. 27, 2016),* adopted, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 29321 (E.D. N.C. March 2, 2017).*

Defendant was leaving his house when police arrived with a search warrant. They detained him. He wouldn’t keep his hands away from his pockets according to one officer, and he hadn’t been patted down. A frisk for officer safety was then justified. Sweets v. State, 2017 WY 22, 2017 Wyo. LEXIS 22 (March 1, 2017).*

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