In these consolidated cases, we consider the constitutionality of two early morning
searches of the defendants’ homes. We conclude that the police conduct in both cases
was unconstitutional; these were not permissible “knock and talks,” but rather warrantless
searches. Because of these illegal searches, the defendants’ consent to search—even if
voluntary—is invalid unless it is sufficiently attenuated from the illegality. Accordingly,
we reverse the Court of Appeals’ contrary determination and remand these cases to the
Kent Circuit Court for further proceedings.
Edited by bax, 04 June 2017 - 07:48 PM.