CA8: Code inspectors’ entry into common areas of rental property wasn’t 4A violation

City code inspectors’ entries into the common areas of plaintiff’s “historically unmanageable rental properties” did not violate the Fourth Amendment for lack of a reasonable expectation of privacy in those places. His claims as to allegedly protected areas was waived. Azam v. City of Columbia Heights, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 13799 (8th Cir. July 31, 2017).

“The Constitution does not require that officers always take arrestees suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or reported by relatives to be at risk, to a hospital against their wishes. Grayson v. Peed, 195 F.3d 692, 696 (4th Cir. 1999). Mrs. Simpson’s decision to take her own life is tragic. The County, however, cannot be held responsible for fatal decisions she made that were, under all the circumstances, not obvious to government employees.” Sanchez v. Young County, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 13886 (5th Cir. July 31, 2017).*

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