CA11: Officer reasonably mistook dog’s whimper inside for person in distress; entry valid

“The major question presented on appeal is whether it was reasonable for officers, mistaking a dog’s whimper for a person in distress, to enter Evans’s home without a warrant. Given the totality of the circumstances, we say yes.” United States v. Evans, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 14421 (11th Cir. May 6, 2020).

The officer gets qualified immunity in this excessive force case based on his video which contradicts plaintiff’s version. A. G. v. City of Fresno, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 14434 (9th Cir. May 6, 2020).*

Defendant’s lack of a DL extended his stop, not calling for the drug dog that arrived a little over two minutes later. State v. Chambers, 2020-Ohio-1483, 2020 Ohio App. LEXIS 1434 (5th Dist. Apr. 15, 2020).*

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