What Is a Protective Sweep by Police? When Is It Improper?

Is a “protective sweep” search by police just kind of a free, warrantless search that police are always granted “just in case” there are weapons?  It can certainly seem that way when judges regularly deny motions to suppress when there are no articulable facts to support such a search, even including rational inferences from such facts.  What is the latest judicial ruling on such a problem?  To read about it, click on the following link.


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