Community Caretaking Exception permitted warrantless entry of home through an open door.

In this lawsuit brought against three Boston police officers who were involved in breaking up a party and arresting Plaintiffs, the First Circuit reversed the judgment for Plaintiffs, holding that the officers were entitled to qualified immunity for entering through the open door of a house under the community caretaking exception to the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement because their entry through the home’s open door did not violate Plaintiffs’ constitutional rights under this exception.

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