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Attenuation of Taint — Consent – Following Illegal Entry

State v. Kenneth M. Herrmann, 2000 WI App 38, 233 Wis. 2d 135, 608 N.W.2d 406
For Herrmann: Peter J. Morin

Issue: Whether consent to search was valid, immediately following unlawful entry of the occupant’s apartment.

Holding: Given the “coercive circumstances” – entry in middle of night, with officers yelling “search warrant” – any consent Herrmann may have given was neither voluntary nor attenuated from the illegal entry. ¶20.

 

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