First, knock and announce was complied with. The officers testified credibly they announced repeatedly as they approached. Second, even if they didn’t, exigency or futility would be an exception–futile because defendant was well aware of their presence. There was also probable cause for the warrant. United States v. Westley, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 109909 (D. Conn. July 2, 2018).
Defendant was obviously drunk and staggering with slurred speech. There was probable cause to arrest him for public intoxication. State v. Saunders, 2018-Ohio-2624, 2018 Ohio App. LEXIS 2825 (5th Dist. July 2, 2018).*