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Brewer v. Hooks

Petition for certiorari denied on February 22, 2021
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-825 11th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2020

Issues: (1) Whether probable cause or arguable probable cause exists to seek a search warrant when an officer relies upon an informant who turns himself in, admits commission of multiple including unreported/ unsolved crimes, and whose information is partially corroborated; (2) whether an officer retains qualified immunity when he takes the additional step of consulting with and relying upon the advice of an assistant district attorney that probable cause exists prior to seeking and securing a search warrant; and (3) whether the subject of a knock-and-announce search warrant raising a weapon at officers executing such a warrant breaks the causal connection between the allegedly flawed search warrant and damage claims, including the death of a homeowner shot by officers who warned the subject homeowner to drop his weapon before firing.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 01 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 19, 2021)
Feb 03 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/19/2021.
Feb 22 2021Petition DENIED.