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Four charges dismissed against Yale Park Landlord, warrant in question

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Posted at 5:56 PM, Nov 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-01 18:56:26-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) -- — The case against the Yale Park Apartments landlord over major code and safety violations could be in jeopardy.

Friday in Douglas County Court, Judge Grant Forsberg heard arguments as to why the inspection warrant served on Yale Park should be considered invalid.

The owner, Kay Anderson, is charged with 99 counts of property maintenance violations. The State asked for 4 counts to be dismissed and the judge granted it.

Omaha City Inspector Scott Lane testified that he did not ask Anderson for permission to inspect the property even though the warrant said it was denied.

The law states an inspection warrant can be granted when consent is not given to look at a property.

“I think the 4 counts are pretty much irrelevant, I'm sure they just found errors in them. The whole process has been littered with errors and we'll prove a lot more errors as we go, but I expect the whole thing is going to be dismissed,” Anderson explained.

Both sides will file briefs before November 8. The judge will decide after that. Anderson’s trial is still scheduled for November 19.