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Hi, I'm Heather, an attorney with 15 years experience and I'd like to assist you for informational purposes. That is an unfortunate incident. The Fourth Amendment is there to protect people from situations like this. However, if the police had a reasonable basis to believe there were exigent circumstances, then they can get around the Fourth Amendment. You will need to find out what they had been told that made them think it was necessary to do the welfare check in the first place, in order to determine if they had a reasonable basis to believe there were exigent circumstances. Best of luck to you.