CO: Def’s visiting father opened hotel room door in response to a knock; she didn’t object and her statements are not suppressed

The police officer had entered defendant’s hotel room after her father, who did not live in the hotel room, opened the door in response to the officer’s knock. The court of appeals (unpublished) concluded that suppression was required because Stock’s father lacked authority to consent to the officer’s entry. The supreme court, however, concludes that the trial court properly denied the motion to suppress because, on the facts of this case, the officer’s limited entry into Stock’s hotel room, in her immediate presence and without her objection, did not violate the Fourth Amendment. Her statements were not suppressed. People v. Stock, 2017 CO 80, 2017 Colo. LEXIS 597 (July 3, 2017).

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