What Are Your Rights When Police Come To Your Door?
Anchorage man may sue over "civil rights violation"
Officer: I don't need a warrant.
Officer: We were called here because of a problem with an animal, so we're going to check it out.
Zellmer: What problem are you talking about?
Officer: OK, we'll go on inside, get your ID.
Zellmer: No, no. You're not coming in my home.
Officer: OK, then turn around, put your hands behind your back.
Zellmer: No, that's not gonna happen unless you explain to me what's going on.
Officer 2: Very simple, OK. There's a problem with your dog. We're here to check it out.
Officer 2: We're going to check the dog out, make sure everything's OK.
Zellmer: Everything's OK with my dog.
Officer 2: We're going to look. That's why we're here. Otherwise we wouldn't be here, bothering you. So as soon as we check it out and everything's OK, we'll leave you alone.
Zellmer: OK. Well, you guys stay right here. I'll be right back.
Officer 2: Nope. We're going to go check out your dog.