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Story time:

I've been holed up in the (home) office for most of the day (not uncommon). I happened to look out the window and noticed that our building was surrounded by cops.


Turns out they arrested one of the downstairs neighbours... for what, I don't know.

Here's the interesting bit though: apparently, the landlord offered them the key to the apartment, but they couldn't legally use it because there was no warrant. I guess that makes sense, but while they weren't allowed to to that, they apparently were allowed to enter the apartment by prying a window open or kicking the door in. In what world does that make any sense?

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@Jonathan Lamothe In a world where cops enjoy prying windows and kicking doors in?
@Hypolite Petovan I try not to attribute malice, but that does seem to satisfy Occam's Razor.
@Jonathan Lamothe My actual guess is that it's easier to justify forcefully entering the apartment because there would be some "safety concern" if you actually entered forcefully.