6.00.020     RESIDENTIAL ENTRY -  ARREST

 

Officers may enter a private residence to make an arrest if:

 

v       Someone is likely to be killed or injured unless immediate warrantless action is taken; or

 

v       A serious criminal offender who poses a threat to other occupants or the public is likely to escape immediate apprehension and/or prosecution unless immediate warrantless action is taken; and

v      There is probable cause to arrest the person sought; and

v       There is probable cause to believe that the person to be arrested is physically present in the residence at the time of entry; or

 

v       The officer is in immediate fresh pursuit of a serious criminal offender; and

v       There is probable cause to arrest the person sought; and

v       There is probable cause to believe that the person to be arrested is physically present in the residence at the time of entry

 

v       Lawful consent, verbal or written is obtained

 

No search of the residence beyond that necessary to locate and take custody of the arrestee, except a protective sweep of areas immediately adjoining the arrestee, shall be conducted, unless or until:

 

v       A search warrant for the residence is on scene; or

 

v       Lawful consent to search has been obtained; or

 

v       New or additional emergency circumstances arise necessitating a warrantless search