GA: Protective sweep of a house after a street fight and stabbing outside and a brief standoff with a cut def was reasonable

A protective sweep of defendant’s house right after his arrest was reasonable. Officers responded to a 911 call about a street fight and a possible stabbing. A dying victim was found in the street, and another victim was in hysterics. Defendant locked himself in his house leading to a brief standoff. When he came out, he had cuts on his body, too. Officers did not know if there were other assailants or victims inside, so a sweep was reasonable. Williams v. State, 2017 Ga. LEXIS 922 (Oct. 30, 2017) (corrected link: two Williams opinions that day).

Defendant’s motion to suppress had been denied before trial. His IAC argument is that it should have been renewed during the trial because of trial developments, but he makes no argument of how he was prejudiced, and the court can’t make it for him. Pate v. State, 2017 Mo. App. LEXIS 1101 (Oct. 27, 2017).*

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