GA: Police entry here was not by consent but by acquiescence to claim of authority

“The grandmother merely acquiesced to the authority of the officers, as the record reflected that, after the child was pronounced dead, numerous members of law enforcement responded to the residence in order to investigate the death of the child without probable cause, without a search warrant, and without even a suspicion that a crime had been committed. The officers admitted at the hearing that they did not ask the grandmother for consent to search the home, to take photographs or video, or to remove any items from the residence.” They just said that they were there to do their job and barged in. State v. Turner, 2018 Ga. LEXIS 583 (Aug. 27, 2018).

The affidavit for search warrant showed probable cause to search defendant’s phone, and that all provided nexus to his house. United States v. Koech, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 145371 (D. Minn. Aug. 27, 2018).*

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