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Monday, August 12, 2013

State v. Rockford (A-54-11; 069106)

The Court declines to adopt a bright-line rule that would preclude the use of a flash-bang device in the execution of a knock-and-announce search warrant. The objective reasonableness of law enforcement’s execution of a warrant should be determined on a case- by-case basis, considering the totality of the circumstances. Here, the officers’ execution of the
warrant was objectively reasonable and, thus, constitutional. 4-23-13