Calif. court rules police can use anonymous tip as prelude to searching home
San Francisco Chronicle
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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Police who get an anonymous tip about a crime suspect don't have to check it out before going to the suspect's home and asking to be let in, the state Supreme Court ruled today.
"The sanctity of the home is not threatened when police approach a residence, converse with the homeowner and properly obtain consent to search,'' Justice Carol Corrigan wrote for the court.
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