Hudson v. Michigan

Supreme Court of the United States

547 U.S. 586 (2006)

June 15, 2006

A violation of the knock-and-announce rule does not require suppression of evidence obtained from the subsequent search.

Relevant Facts

Police officers, armed with a warrant authorizing a search of a home for drugs and firearms, arrive at the entrance of a home owned by the Defendant (Hudson). Officers shouted “police, search warrant” and waited three to five seconds before entering the home via an unlocked front door. In the ensuing search, officers find five rocks of crack cocaine in Hudson’s pant pockets, 23 baggies of crack cocaine and a loaded revolver pistol in a chair Hudson was sitting on, and 24 additional baggies of crack cocaine in a living room coffee table. At trial, Hudson petitioned for the evidence to be suppressed because officers prematurely entered his house by violating the knock-and-announce rule.

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November 30, 2020

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Citations

547 U.S. 586 (2006)