LawOfficer.com: What if police were ordered to search homes in violation of the Fourth Amendment? by Jim McNeff:
Would you (peace officers) follow an order to search someone’s home unlawfully in violation of the Fourth Amendment? You have no search warrant, court order, exigency, parole or probation exemptions, fresh pursuit, plain sight, no probable cause to even secure the residence for a warrant, etc. The answer should unambiguously be, NO!
What if your mayor or governor made the same demand via executive order? Hopefully, the answer would remain, forcefully, NO!
Yet what if there was a really good reason, … like a public pandemic? Would you go house to house at the demands of a politician who justified that his or her order was meant to facilitate “the greater good”? Although the illustration is easy to answer for most police officers since the lines of delineation between right and wrong are clear, this appears to be the roller coaster ride we are currently on.