Jersey Shore House Subjected to Search and Seizure
Police overstepped their bounds by doing a room-by-room warrantless search of a rented shore house after responding to a noise complaint, the New Jersey Supreme Court says. The justices on Tuesday, in State v. Kaltner, A-8-11, unanimously upheld a lower court ruling that suppressed drugs seized from a bedroom. The court found no support for the state's argument that police were acting within bounds of their community-caretaker functions when, upon being admitted to the house where a party was in progress, fanned out for a full-blown search that included upstairs bedrooms.
JERSEY SHORE PARTY NOISE COMPLAINT DID NOT JUSTIFY SEARCH OF THE HOUSE
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