Cassell Interviewed About ‘Exigent Circumstances’ after Officer Shoots Dog

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.”