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updated: 10/20/2011 9:41 AM

Ind. panel considering police entry law changes

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Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana legislative committee is scheduled to discuss proposals to change state law in reaction to a state Supreme Court decision that residents don't have the right to resist police officers who illegally enter their homes.

The ruling brought Indiana law into line with other states, but drew protests that it violated homeowners' rights.

A study committee appointed to look into the issue is to meet Thursday afternoon at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Lawmakers said at previous meetings they wanted to better define when and how someone can resist police officers entering their home.

The Supreme Court last month upheld the ruling it first made in May but explained that the decision doesn't give police carte blanche to enter a home.

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