Feet up on the Couch, Family Catches Police illegally inside their Apartment

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bostonpolicePolice asked a Boston woman to leave apartment after her son was accused of an area homicide. When the mother returned to her apartment around noon Thursday, she saw two officers sitting on her couch. Police still had not obtained a search warrant, the Boston Globe reported.

Boston police are investigating allegations that officers who were assigned to guard the home of a homicide suspect remained inside his apartment, watching television and resting on the couch even before detectives obtained a search warrant.
On Tuesday night, seven hours after Christopher Jamison, 23, allegedly shot Anthony Perry, 22, in Jamaica Plain, officers went inside his Roxbury home and ordered his mother to leave.

After police looked through the apartment to be sure no one else was present, at least two officers remained inside most of the night without a warrant, said Ozell Hudson Jr., a Boston-based lawyer representing Jamison’s mother.

When the mother returned to her apartment around noon Thursday, she saw two officers sitting on her couch, Hudson said. Police still had not obtained a search warrant.

“The manner in which this search was done was certainly contrary to established constitutional procedures,” said Hudson, who added that he was at the apartment Tuesday night.

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