TX3: Officer’s conviction for official oppression for exigentless warrantless entry into home affirmed

A police officer was convicted of official oppression for an entry into premises without exigent circumstances. “[W]e conclude that there is legally sufficient evidence supporting the jury’s determination that exigent circumstances did not justify the warrantless entry into Nutt’s trailer to effect the subsequent arrest of Nutt.” Ratliff v. State, 2020 Tex. App. LEXIS 1270 (Tex. App. – Austin Feb. 14, 2020).

Defendant was free to leave and not answer the officer’s request for identifying information. [Then why did the officer ask? Who wouldn’t be afraid to leave?] State v. Montgomery, 2020-Ohio-513, 2020 Ohio App. LEXIS 478 (2d Dist. Feb. 14, 2020).*

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