Battery to Police Officer & Disorderly Conduct
Client arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Battery to Police Officer. Police were called to Client's home because boyfriend called 911 complaining that she had thrown him out after beating him up. Police officer knocked on her door twice, and twice Client refused to let the officer in. When she attempted to slam the door closed the second time, the officer reached in and grabbed her arm and a struggle ensued. Client was "tasered" in the process. A pre-trial hearing was held and testimony was heard by the judge from the officer and the boyfriend. The court "suggested" (but did not rule) that the officer had violated Client's constitutional rights when he entered her home without a warrant. Another hearing was set by the court for legal arguments on whether the officer used unconstitutional police procedure.
All charges subsequently dismissed by the State.