What’s Wrong with this Video?
The two men coming outside and closing the door behind them were in their total right. They did not have to open the door per the officer’s request once they came out because the officers did not have a warrant. Had he opened the door he would have allowed them to do a visual search and if they had seen something they would have had probable cause to enter the premises. Notice how the other officer was quiet, he knew she was wrong. The arrest “Obstruction of Justice” won’t stick and they left themselves open for a lawsuit. The female officer revealed she wanted to make sure there was nobody behind the door AFTER she placed the man in handcuffs. She should have asked them that question initially or asked them to move away from the door not to open it. TV should be more responsible than this and explain the rights of citizens. KUDOS to this man for knowing his rights as a citizen.
The Fourth Amendment (Amendment IV) to the United States Constitution is the part of the Bill of Rights which guards against unreasonable searches and seizures, along with requiring any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause. It was adopted as a response to the abuse of the writ of assistance, which is a type of general search warrant, in the American Revolution. Search and seizure (including arrest) should be limited in scope according to specific information supplied to the issuing court, usually by a law enforcement officer, who has sworn by it. The Fourth Amendment applies to the states by way of the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.