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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Ohlin
Payton v. New York
Citation:445 U.S. 573 (1980)
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On January 14, 1970, after two days of investigation, New York detectives had assembled evidence sufficient to establish probable cause to believe that Theodore Payton had murdered the manager of a gas station two days earlier. Next day, six officers went to Payton’s apartment in the Bronx, intending to arrest him. They had not obtained a warrant. They used crowbars to break open the door and enter the apartment. No one was there. In plain view, was a .30 caliber shell casing that was seized and later admitted into evidence at Payton’s murder trial.
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