Category Archives: Reasonable suspicion

OH4: Def’s coming to site of execution of SW and then hanging around next door justified a detention and frisk

Defendant came to the site of execution of a search warrant and was justifiably detained. “First, the court found that Deputy Robison was justified as part of his efforts to secure a safe search site because Collins arrived on the … Continue reading

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NC: Failure to object to satellite-based monitoring in trial court was waiver

Defendant didn’t raise the constitutionality of satellite-based monitoring in the trial court, so it’s waived for appeal. He also can’t bring it up by certiorari. State v. DeJesus, 2019 N.C. App. LEXIS 384 (May 7, 2019). Reasonable suspicion developed at … Continue reading

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OH: Officers responding to nearby shots fired were justified in stop def, the only person around

Officers heard nearby gunshots and approached the only person in the vicinity with guns drawn and did a frisk of the person. The frisk was justified by reasonable suspicion, and drawing firearms didn’t convert the stop into a seizure. State … Continue reading

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M.D.Pa.: Typo in SW address overlooked under GFE

Typographical error in the search warrant (648 South 21st Street rather than 748 South 21st Street) would be overlooked under the good faith exception where the correct property was searched. United States v. Carey, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 74140 (M.D. … Continue reading

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D.S.D.: Tribal officers can stop non-Indians for apparent offenses on tribal lands

While tribes generally do not have criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians, tribal officers can stop people for apparent offenses on tribal lands. Defendant’s pretextual stop argument is rejected because there was an objective basis for it. United States v. Santistevan, 2019 … Continue reading

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D.Nev.: Def’s stop for jaywalking at an uncontrolled intersection didn’t justify his patdown for weapons

Defendant’s stop for jaywalking at an uncontrolled intersection didn’t justify his patdown for weapons. United States v. Jacobs, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70241 (D. Nev. Apr. 25, 2019). Summary judgment for existence of probable cause in a § 1983 case … Continue reading

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D.Neb.: Consensual encounter still requires RS for frisk, which the officer had

“Applying these principles to the facts of this case, the Court finds Moreno’s encounter with the officers was consensual until Sergeant Meola, without Moreno’s consent, initiated a protective frisk by touching Moreno’s outer clothing and the bulge he saw under … Continue reading

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W.D.Ky.: Drug dog immediately on the scene didn’t extend the stop

Because the drug dog got right there, the dog sniff didn’t extend the stop in violation of Rodriguez. United States v. Thorn, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70781 (W.D. Ky. Apr. 26, 2019). Defendant argues that his case was like Rodriguez, … Continue reading

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E.D.N.C.: Body camera corroborated RS for frisk

“Body camera footage corroborated the detectives’ testimony that the circumstances reasonably suggested Defendant may have been armed and that a pat-down search was needed to ensure officer safety. …. When faced with an uncooperative and seemingly agitated individual suspected of … Continue reading

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WY: New facts after the stop not required if there was RS all along

New facts after the stop are not required to extend the stop, as long as there is reasonable suspicion with the stop. Brown v. State, 2019 WY 42, 2019 Wyo. LEXIS 44 (Apr. 19, 2019). Pre-Carpenter obtaining of CSLI was … Continue reading

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E.D.Ky.: RS of drugs doesn’t automatically mean “armed and dangerous”

Reasonable suspicion defendant was involved with drugs does not equate with “armed and dangerous.” Without minimizing the danger weapons would create, it’s a dangerous precedent to go that far just based on officers’ experience. United States v. Gallegos, 2019 U.S. … Continue reading

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E.D.Mo.: CLSI warrant obtained 3½ years before Carpenter was clearly with PC

The CLSI search warrant was obtained 3½ years before Carpenter, and assuming for the sake of argument that a warrant was required. It clearly showed probable cause to get the information. United States v. Johnson, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 65896 … Continue reading

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