On July 21, Paul Cassell, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was interviewed on KSL 5 for a story about a June 18 incident in which a Salt Lake City police officer shot and killed a dog while searching for a missing child.
“Law enforcement officers generally know they cannot go into someone’s fenced yard,” Cassell told KSL. “It’s only in very, very rare circumstances — in an emergency or exigent circumstance — that requires immediate action.”
Click here to read the story, including additional quotes from Cassell and an explanation of “exigent circumstances.”