Cops asking to come in

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    Cops asking to come in

    I received a knock on the door from a police officer a couple weeks ago. They said somebody had called in domestic abuse at my house. I was the only one home and I had been watching tv all evening. Still, the cop insisted on coming inside and taking a look around. Did I have to let him in?


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    No you did not. They cannot force their way in without a warrant or probable cause.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReadIt View Post
    I received a knock on the door from a police officer a couple weeks ago. They said somebody had called in domestic abuse at my house. I was the only one home and I had been watching tv all evening. Still, the cop insisted on coming inside and taking a look around. Did I have to let him in?
    You could have said no to a consent entry and unless the officer had exigent circumstances to enter, as a DV call "may" provide (unknown with your facts) , he could not legally.

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    If you did not allow them to get in then i think you will become a suspect so its better for you that cooperate with the police let them check.