The wonderful 9th Circuit is overturned again...
Read the full article online: http://www.boston.com/news/nation/w...olice_victory_in_arrest_of_man_taking_shower/Supreme Court gives police victory in arrest of man taking shower
By Gina Holland, Associated Press, 12/2/2003
WASHINGTON -- In a victory for law officers, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday that it was constitutional for police to wait 20 seconds before knocking down the door of a drug suspect.
LaShawn Banks was taking a shower when masked and heavily armed officers broke into his Las Vegas apartment in 1998 looking for drugs.
The Supreme Court used his case to clarify how long police must wait before breaking into a home to serve a warrant. The court ruled 9-0 that if police had waited any longer than 20 seconds, a drug suspect could be flushing evidence down the toilet.