A few days ago the news reported on some high-profile terrorism-related raids in Paris and Brussels. Many of the images reported by the media show police snipers poised on the roofs of nearby apartment buildings.
I was wondering whether such snipers need permission from the building owners, or if the law automatically grants them the right of access. I understand that many jurisdictions make provisions for something called “hot” or “fresh” pursuit, but I always understood this to be about letting police enter private property to arrest a suspect who is in the process of committing a crime, or who is fleeing from the scene of a crime they’ve just committed. The recent situation in Europe is different because the crime occurred months ago, and because snipers themselves can’t put the suspects under arrest (though they are cooperating with more proximate police officers who can).
Though it’s the cases in Paris and Brussels that prompted this question, I’d be interested in learning what the law in other jurisdictions says about this sort of scenario. For example, in any part of the US, does the hot pursuit doctrine (or any other law) require a homeowner to allow police snipers access to her roof, or even her home’s interior rooms?