- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

OGDEN, Utah (AP) - Lawyers for the city of Layton say they may appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court after Utah’s Supreme Court ruled that local police conducted an unconstitutional search of a home before arresting a suspect in a hit-and-run, DUI crash in 2013.

The state Supreme Court ruled last week that two Layton officers violated the Fourth Amendment when they stepped into the home of 29-year-old Chelse Brierley without a search warrant.

The officers said they were acting on a tip from a witness who saw a Mercedes SUV involved in the crash pull into Brierley’s garage.

Layton Assistant City Attorney Steven Garside told The (Ogden) Standard-Examiner (https://tinyurl.com/zx2ftwr) he was surprised by the ruling. He says they’re considering an appeal partly because the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the last two Fourth Amendment rulings by Utah’s Supreme Court.

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Information from: Standard-Examiner, https://www.standard.net

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