Professor Gregory McNeal Quoted in "Justices Clarify California Misdemeanor 'Hot Pursuit' Law" -- Daily Journal
Professor Gregory S. McNeal is quoted in the Daily Journal article, "Justices Clarify California Misdemeanor 'Hot Pursuit' Law." In the case Lange v. California, the Supreme Court ruled that under the Fourth Amendment, police pursuit of a fleeing misdemeanor suspect does not allow a warrantless entry into the suspect's home if the officer has time to get a warrant.
Excerpt from "Justices Clarify California Misdemeanor 'Hot Pursuit' Law"
Gregory S. McNeal, a professor of law at Pepperdine's Caruso School of Law, called Wednesday's ruling appropriate, adding not all flight should be considered "hot pursuit." "For cases where it's clear that the officer is not justified in entering a home, they will pause and get a warrant and on the close call cases, it's going to be a little bit more difficult for the officers," he said.
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