CA11: Mental health seizures require objective reasonableness of danger

Mental health seizures under Florida’s Baker Act comply with the Fourth Amendment when it’s objectively reasonable to believe that the person is a danger to himself or others. Here the officers had that from defendant’s threats to shoot people. United States v. Hollingsworth, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 7991 (11th Cir. Apr. 4, 2023).

Officers sought a no-knock warrant because defendant had threatened others with an AR-15 and was known to always carry it. Besides, the exclusionary rule doesn’t apply to knock-and-announce. United States v. Villalobos, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 58547 (D. Idaho Mar. 31, 2023).

There was probable cause for defendant’s house from the showing in the affidavit for the warrant that defendant returned there after prior drug deals. United States v. Rosas-Barrientos, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57823 (D. Minn. Apr. 3, 2023).*

There is no doubt that the affidavit for warrant shows probable cause. Therefore, the good faith exception applies, too. United States v. Wyciskalla, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 58141 (E.D. Mo. Mar. 16, 2023).*

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