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Richards v. Wisconsin (1997)

  • By: Craig Hemmens
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

In Richards v. Wisconsin, 520 U.S. 385 (1997), the U.S. Supreme Court refused to make a blanket exception to the knock and announce rule for drugs. In common law, the knock and announce rule allowed police officers to enter a dwelling ...

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