IN: Landlord saw blood in the property and called the police; this was a valid emergency entry

Defendant was an emergency contact on the property, but he lived in Chicago, not at the apartment. Therefore, he had no standing. On the merits, the landlord checked on the property and saw blood stains inside. He called police for a welfare check and admitted the police, and the entry was reasonable. Barker v. State, 2018 Ind. App. LEXIS 103 (Mar. 19, 2018).

Just because defendant is charged with possession of stuff found in somebody else’s apartment doesn’t give standing. He has to show standing. “‘A defendant’s unsworn assertion of the Government’s representations,’ like the one submitted by defendant’s counsel in this case, ‘does not meet [his] burden’ to establish standing to contest the search in question.” Moreover, defendant doesn’t plead enough nonconjectural disputed facts to get a hearing. United States v. Lucas, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 42901 (W.D. N.Y. Mar. 16, 2018).*

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