CT: Seeing sawed off shotgun through van window justified opening it up to seize it

The officers here saw a sawed off shotgun through the windows of defendant’s van, and it was not unreasonable to use the key fob to open the door to seize it. State v. Ortiz, 2018 Conn. App. LEXIS 235 (June 12, 2018)

Plaintiff’s arrest in her own home for telling officers to “get the fuck out” when they couldn’t explain how they got in was without probable cause and the officers had to know it. She owned the place and woke up to noise, came in the kitchen and there were police talking to her houseguests. No qualified immunity for the arrest or manhandling her in her arrest. The first is well settled; the force necessary and then used was a jury question. Olson v. Stewart, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 15727 (11th Cir. June 12, 2018).*

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