Detective Garry McFadden discovers that murder may be a family affair, after the discovery of a body wrapped up in a rug and stashed in the corner of a Charlotte, NC apartment. But he must figure out which member of the family is the killer.
Did You Know?
While police cannot generally enter a dwelling without consent or a warrant, they may do so to perform a well being or welfare check based upon the concern of a family member (which was the circumstances depicted since it was the son's mother). The thought is that if someone is injured inside the dwelling and unable to respond, police may enter to render aid to them. Next, Det. McFadden erred when he left after receiving consent due to the consent being revoked. Once he detected the odor of a dead body, there was legal cause to investigate, and no warrant would be required.
What was shown as taking place was improper tactics, as at the very least they should have verified the subject was dead and there was no one else in need of assistance. Had there been someone alive and in need of medical assistance that failed to receive it, the police department would incur severe liability for failing to act. See more