AR: Suicide note and no answer at door justified exigent entry

Police responded to a call within minutes of a finding of a suicide note. “One officer called the on-call investigator after knocking on the door and getting no response. It was only then that the officers decided to breach the door, where they discovered Nowell unconscious and Eiss lethargic. Given these circumstances, we uphold the emergency search as reasonably necessary for the prevention of death or bodily harm.” Nowell v. State, 2023 Ark. 65, 2023 Ark. LEXIS 91 (Apr. 20, 2023).

There was probable cause for defendant’s stop and vehicle search. People of the V.I. v. Gumbs, 2023 V.I. LEXIS 9 (Super. Ct. Apr. 18, 2023).*

The state trooper followed law at the time in getting a blood draw, so the good faith exception applies after a change in the law. State v. German, 2023 S.C. LEXIS 82 (Apr. 19, 2023).*

There was probable cause based on collective knowledge of all the officers involved. State v. Hammer, 2023-Ohio-1307, 2023 Ohio App. LEXIS 1269 (2d Dist. Apr. 20, 2023).*

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