Supreme Court Clarifies Search and Seizure
Atlanta (Metro)-The U.S. Supreme Court is clarifying search-and-seizure rules. Legal expert Royal Oakes says the court ruled that police can enter someone’s home without a search warrant if they first knock on the door, identify themselves and believe evidence is being destroyed.
Justices ruled that such actions do not violate constitutional protections against unreasonable searches and evidence seizures. Today’s decision is the latest in a series of rulings that strengthen police powers while curtailing the rights of criminal suspects.