FL2: Knock-and-announce not violated by “peaceably” entering through open door

“The record establishes that the doors to Mr. Wallin’s room were ‘completely wide open’ and the officers entered without force to execute a valid arrest warrant. The knock-and-announce requirement in section 901.19(1) did not apply based on the statute’s plain language, and as we held in Brown, the officers ‘did not need to stop and wait for permission to enter peaceably,’ 564 So. 2d at 136. We therefore reverse the order suppressing the evidence found in Mr. Wallin’s motel room and remand for further proceedings.” State v. Wallin, 2023 Fla. App. LEXIS 5822 (Fla. 2d DCA Aug. 18, 2023).

California S.Ct. denied review of applying the good faith exception to an alleged statutory violation of the state privacy statute for a geofence warrant. Two justices dissented thinking the issue important enough to decide. People v. Meza, 2023 Cal. LEXIS 4522 (Aug. 16, 2023).* Prior opinion posted here.

“In sum, we agree with the district court that (1) the stop was based on particularized, not generic, information; (2) minor conflicts in eyewitness accounts do not warrant a different finding; and (3) temporal and geographic proximity support a finding of reasonable suspicion.” United States v. Alkheqani, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 21620 (5th Cir. Aug. 17, 2023).*

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