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Name: U.S. v. Reilly
Court: US Court of Appeals
District 9 Cir
Opinion Date: 09/11/2000
Subsequent History: None

The failure to knock and announce authority and purpose was excused here by exigent circumstances. While the FBI had no knowledge that appellant possessed a weapon, appellant’s propensity for violence and his companion’s outburst (“Run Buddy”), in addition to the modus operandi of appellant’s alleged crimes justified the decision not to give knock-notice.