Byline: Derek Hawkins
WI Court of Appeals District II
Case Name: State of Wisconsin v. Jeffrey L. Ionescu
Case No.: 2018AP1620-CR
Officials: Neubauer, C.J., Reilly, P.J., and Gundrum, J.
Focus: 4th Amendment Violation
Jeffrey Ionescu appeals from his judgment of conviction for burglary, challenging the circuit court's denial of his motion to suppress evidence. Specifically, he claims New Berlin Police Officer James Ament, a K-9 officer, violated his Fourth Amendment rights when Ament and his trained tracking dog, Condor, entered onto the yard of Ionescu's mother without a warrant while tracking a burglar, Ionescu. Because we conclude Ament's entry was lawful as he was in "hot pursuit" of Ionescu, we...