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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Allen
Brigham City v. Stuart
Citation:547 U.S. 398 (2006)
At three in the morning four police officers in Brigham City, Utah responded to a call concerning a loud party at a home. When they arrived at the house, they heard shouting coming from inside and went down the driveway to investigate. They saw two juveniles drinking beer in the backyard and through the screen door and some windows, a quarrel happening in the kitchen. One of the officers testified that he saw four adults, the Respondents, trying, with difficulty, to restrain a juvenile. The officer said he then saw the juvenile break free, swing his fist, and strike one of the adults in the face. The victim then spit blood into the sink. The officer testified that the other Respondents continued to try and control the juvenile and slammed him against the refrigerator. At this time, an officer opened the screen door and announced his presence although no one noticed because of the commotion. The officer went in the kitchen, yelling at the occupants to make his presence known. As they became aware, the altercation ceased. The officers arrested the Respondents charging them with intoxication, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and disorderly conduct.
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