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v. No. 04-1288
CITY OF VAIL, a municipality; G. MORRISON, Police Chief of Vail, Vail Police Department, in his official capacity; DEBORAH ANNIBALI, Commander Police Officer of the City of Vail; JOE BUSCH, Officer, OFFICER HOFFMAN; RUSTY JACOBS, Detective Sergeant; MIKE TRINDLE, Detective, Police Officers for the City of Vail; TOM GRIFFIN, Colorado Bureau of Investigation; SCOTT JANSEN, Officer, in their individual and official capacities,


(D.C. No. 01-D-274 (CBS))

(D. Colo.)


Before PORFILIO, ANDERSON, and BALDOCK, Circuit Judges.(2)

The question in this case is whether police officers investigating the scene of an apparent suicide exceeded the scope of a homeowner's consent to investigate, thereby violating the Fourth Amendment. We have carefully reviewed the record, the parties' briefs, the district court's written orders, and the applicable law. We affirm substantially for the reasons set forth in the district court's two orders, attached hereto, granting summary judgment to Defendants.(1) When the district court accurately analyzes a case and articulates sound reasons for its decision, no useful purpose is served by us writing at length.


Entered for the Court,

Bobby R. Baldock

Circuit Judge

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*. This order and judgment is not binding precedent, except under the doctrines of law of the case, res judicata, and collateral estoppel. The court generally disfavors the citation of orders and judgments; nevertheless, an order and judgment may be cited under the terms and conditions of 10th Cir. R. 36.3.

2. After examining the briefs and appellate record, this panel has determined unanimously that oral argument would not materially assist the determination of this appeal. See Fed. R. App. P. 34(a)(2); 10th Cir. R. 34.1(G). The case is therefore ordered submitted without oral argument.

1. The district court's first order granted summary judgment to all Defendants except Tom Griffin. The same order denied Defendant Griffin's motion to dismiss. The redacted portions of that attached order address the motion to dismiss and are not relevant to this appeal. The second order granted summary judgment to Defendant Griffin.

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