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State v. Blockman, 198 Wn. App. 34 (2017); WSSC #94273-1

The COA - Division I issued an unpublished opinion on this case on January 23, 2017 (197 Wn. App. 1047 (2017)). WACDL joined as Amicus on a motion to publish on February 3, 2017 which was granted on March 2, 2017. A petition for review was filed on March 17, 2017 and WACDL joined as amicus with Nancy Talner - ACLU and Magda Baker - WDA on May 5, 2017

Court

WSSC

Issue

Did the Court of Appeals err by extending the "protective sweep" exception to the warrant requirement to any circumstances where an officer is present at a residence and has reason to believe there are other people present, regardless of whether there is a reason to believe the other people may be armed or dangerous.

WACDL Amicus

Does a warrantless "protective sweep" of a person's home by a law enforcement officer violate Article 1, section 7 when conducted outside the context of an arrest and whether such searches have such broad public impact that review by WSSC is warranted.

WACDL Amicus Author

Tom Weaver

Appellate Author

Stephanie Cunningham

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