CA6: Officers acted reasonably in entering house based on dispatcher’s call of young man threatening mother with knife or gun or both

“The facts here indicate that a reasonable person in the officers’ position would indeed believe that entry was necessary to prevent physical harm. The reasonableness standard of the Fourth Amendment requires us to examine the officers’ actions in response to the information they had been given. When those officers arrived at the house, they had only the information they received from the dispatcher. Based on that information, they could have reasonably believed that Ms. Baker was inside with Kyle, that he was armed in some fashion, with the knife or the shotgun, or both, and that he was threatening her. We have previously considered similar cases.” Baker v. City of Trenton, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 26207 (6th Cir. Aug. 29, 2019).*

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