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d. Protective sweep

Krysta Sutterfield v. City of Milwaukee, No. 12-2272 (7th Cir. May 9, 2014) Nine hours after obtaining a § 51.15 emergency detention order, Milwaukee police officers forcibly entered Sutterfield’s home without a warrant, opened a locked container, and seized the handgun and concealed carry licenses that were in the container. Sutterfield filed a civil rights suit against them… Read More

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State v. Kevin Raphael Lee, 2009 WI App 96, PFR filed 7/1/09 For Lee: Robert E. Haney Issue/Holding: Police investigating complaint of drug dealing were entitled to enter apartment and conduct “protective sweep” when they saw, through the open front door, clear evidence of drugs: ¶13      The officers who presented themselves at Lee’s front door were investigating… Read More

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State v. Dwight M. Sanders, 2008 WI 85, affirming as modified, 2007 WI App 174 For Sanders: Patrick M. Donnelly, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: ¶35      Accepting for the moment the State’s position that articulable facts exist to demonstrate that the officer had reasonable suspicion that other persons may be lurking in the defendant’s bedroom who would pose… Read More

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State v. Dwight M. Sanders, 2008 WI 85, affirming as modified, 2007 WI App 174 For Sanders: Patrick M. Donnelly, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: ¶32      The protective sweep doctrine applies once law enforcement officers are inside an area, including a home. Once inside an area a law enforcement officer may perform a warrantless “protective sweep,” that is… Read More

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State v. Edward Garrett, 2001 WI App 240, PFR filed For Garrett: Michael P. Sessa Issue:Whether entry into a closet, after defendant was arrested in his residence, was justified under the “protective sweep” doctrine. Holding: Under Maryland v. Buie, 494 U.S. 325 (1990), the police may conduct a “protective sweep” of premises, incident arrest, of spaces immediately… Read More

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State v. Walter Horngren, 2000 WI App 177, 238 Wis.2d 347, 617 N.W.2d 508 For Horngren: James M. Weber Issue/Holding1: ¶10 Horngren contends that the police entry, in response to a suicide threat, was made pursuant to WIS. STAT. § 51.15, “Emergency detention.” Therefore, he argues that the entry occurred while the officers were “engaging… Read More

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State v. Antonion Blanco, Nora M. Al-Shammari, 2000 WI App 119, 237 Wis.2d 395, 614 N.W.2d 512 For Blanco: Michael P. Jakus Issue: Whether the police were justified, under “protective sweep” rationale, to search a crawl space in a bathroom ceiling. Holding: Though narrowly confined to cursory inspection of places where a person might be hiding… Read More

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