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Richards v. Wisconsin
Citation:520 U.S. 385 (1997)
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Richards (Defendant) was charged with drug offenses after officers searched his motel room pursuant to a warrant. When executing the warrant, the officers knocked on Richards’s motel room door, and one of them stated that he was a maintenance man. Richards cracked the door open and saw police officers outside, so he closed the door. Then, the officers kicked and rammed the door to gain entry to the room. At trial, the officers testified that they identified themselves as police while kicking the door in. Once they entered the hotel room, the officers found cash and cocaine.
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