IL: 911 call about a beating in a house supported emergency entry and plain view; without record of suppression hearing, trial testimony can be used on appeal

911 was called because defendant had just beaten an alleged prostitute and people heard glass breaking and her yelling for help. Defendant admitted beating her. He failed to include a copy of the record of the suppression hearing in his appellate record. Looking to the trial testimony about the entry, the court finds it reasonable in response to an emergency call and a protective sweep. That which was found was in plain view from that entry. People v. Ramsey, 2017 IL App (1st) 160977, 2017 Ill. App. LEXIS 541 (Aug. 22, 2017).

The officer wasn’t “fluent” in the specifics of the county’s inventory policy at the time of the inventory, but his testimony and actions showed he was close enough to not violate the constitution. The vehicle was an RV left on the side of the road. United States v. Morris, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 129317 (N.D. Iowa Aug. 15, 2017).*

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