- 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.


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

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