North Carolina Police Accused of Making Up Phony 911 Calls to Search Homes

HouseSeveral police officers in Durham, N.C., reportedly got into homes and searched them by telling residents police had received 911 hang-up calls from their addresses, according to news reports.

The tactic, a way around the requirement to get a warrant to search a home, was described in court by a Durham officer identified as A.B. Beck by IndyWeek. Beck admitted during testimony he used the tactic earlier this year and, as a result, found two marijuana blunts and a marijuana grinder.

Durham County Chief District Judge Marcia Morey squashed the marijuana case, saying, “You cannot enter someone’s house based on a lie.”

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