CA8: A home security system alarm is an invitation for a protective sweep when police see a broken window

A home security alarm went off signaling a burglary and police responded. Seeing a broken window, they could enter to conduct a protective sweep, and contraband in plain view could be seized. A cell phone was also seized and later searched with a warrant. United States v. Williams, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 5965 (8th Cir. Feb. 27, 2020).

Officers had probable cause to arrest defendant for being involved in drug trafficking from a house where there likely were guns. After his arrest, defendant consented to a buccal swab for DNA. United States v. Welch, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 5963 (8th Cir. Feb. 27, 2020).*

“[W]e find that the court properly denied his motion to controvert a search warrant, and that there was no basis for a hearing.” People v. Groome, 2020 NY Slip Op 01385, 2020 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 1427 (1st Dept. Feb. 27, 2020).*

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