Cost v. Dickson City (3rd.Cir., June 3, 2021)

Cost v. Dickson City (3rd.Cir., June 3, 2021)

NON-PRECEDENTIAL: Challenge under §1983 claims when loud fight and suspected domestic situation supported exigent circumstances and supported forced entry by police without a warrant. Court below noted: “because the facts were ‘sufficient to warrant a person of reasonable caution to conclude that [Plaintiff] . . . engag[ed] in fighting in such a manner that recklessly caused public annoyance or alarm,’ in violation of [18] Pa. Cons. Stat. § 5503(c).” Opinion cites United States v. Rohrig, 98 F.3d 1506, 1522 (6th Cir. 1996) (explaining that “the governmental interest in immediately abating . . . loud and disruptive noise in a residential neighborhood is sufficiently compelling to justify warrantless intrusions under some circumstances,” including a domestic disturbance “for an extended period of time without serving any apparent purpose”).