posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 04:03 PM
a reply to: vonclod
Yes, because the initial search is supposed to be confined to a search that's covered by one of the exceptions to the 4th Amendment.
Example: you're an officer responding to a homicide that just occurred. Upon arrival at the scene you enter the residence to locate the victim, search
for any further victims, and assess whether there is an ongoing threat. During this search you observe a firearm on the floor next to the victim and
you secure it for evidence. That's entirely permissible and covered by exceptions to the 4th. You secure the scene for two hours until detectives
arrive. One detective finds where slugs have burrowed into a wall of the residence and digs it out. This is not
covered by an exception to the
4th, and it's a violation of the 4th for the detective to dig out and collect it.
Rangers just returned several other warrants, during which they tested Jean's door and walls for gunshot residue, collected CCTV evidence from the
complex, did laser trajectory analysis, and alsotook the locks off both Jean's and Guyger's door for analysis.
None of that would have been a
permissible act during an initial search of the scene, and getting a warrant to do them is simply by-the-book investigation.
edit on 16-9-2018
by Shamrock6 because: had to take down the one-way street sign