Berumen v. State

In Berumen v. State, 182 P.3d 635 (Alaska App. 2008) the Court set out factors to consider in determining whether to apply the exclusionary rule in cases where a government officer violated a statute. These factors are: (1) "whether the statutory requirement ... restriction was 'clear and widely known;'" (2) whether the statute was primarily enacted to protect the rights of individual citizens rather than to generally benefit society; (3) whether admission of the evidence would make courts accomplices to the willful disobedience of the law; and (4) whether the police have engaged in "widespread or repeated violations" of the statute.