Category Archives: Arrest or entry on arrest

W.D.Ky.: Facially valid arrest warrant not undermined by def’s claim he had an alibi for crime

Defendant argues that the execution of the arrest warrant on him in his own house was invalid because he had an alibi for the time of the crime. That’s not up to the executing officers. The warrant was facially valid. … Continue reading

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D.Minn.: USMJ who issues SW doesn’t have to recuse from deciding motion to suppress

The USMJ who issued the search warrant doesn’t need to recuse from deciding on a motion to suppress that warrant. “The Court also concludes that Strieff controls the analysis of Defendant’s challenge to his stop in Rock Island, Illinois. In … Continue reading

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S.D.Ga.: Payton‘s standard is “reason to believe” under a common sense approach and not PC

The Payton standard for determining whether a person is home for execution of an arrest warrant is “reason to believe” under a common sense approach and not a more demanding probable cause requirement. In addition, defendant’s actions showed he abandoned … Continue reading

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D.D.C.: Overdetention claim doesn’t lie under 4A but does under 5A

Plaintiff’s overdetention claim doesn’t lie under the Fourth Amendment but it does under the Fifth. “According to Jones, strip searching an inmate who has been ordered released before returning that inmate to the general population violates the Fourth Amendment unless … Continue reading

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CA5: Franks violation states 4A claim with no qualified immunity

Defendant stated a Fourth Amendment claim for false arrest by a false affidavit for arrest, and the statute of limitations started to run on defendant’s acquittal. A Franks violation generally defeats qualified immunity. Winfrey v. Rogers, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS … Continue reading

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WaPo: ICE arrested a wanted man driving his pregnant wife to give birth. She drove herself to the hospital.

WaPo: ICE arrested a wanted man driving his pregnant wife to give birth. She drove herself to the hospital. by Alex Horton: ICE said the man, a Mexican national living illegally in the United States, is wanted in his home … Continue reading

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M.D.Ala.: Unmarked pill bottle with apparent crack in it was in plain view during protective sweep after arrest in house

Officers came in defendant’s house with an arrest warrant for cocaine delivery. During a protective sweep, an unmarked pill bottle was seen and picked up. It was immediately apparent to the officers that the contents was likely crack cocaine and … Continue reading

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S.D.N.Y.: When police come to def’s house with arrest warrant, cotenant’s denial he’s home isn’t binding on officers

Officers had good information where defendant lived, and they came with an arrest warrant. His cotenant denied he was there, which the officers did not have to take at face value. One FBI agent testified that cotenants frequently lie about … Continue reading

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IN: Even though def called off drug deal with CI at last minute there still was RS

The CI was working off his own charges. The CI had to make several tries to make a deal with defendant, and, when it happened, there was advance planning related by the CI. They also were talking on a cell … Continue reading

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CA3: Violation of Vienna Convention on arrest doesn’t lead to dismissal

“Dismissal of the indictment and suppression of evidence are not appropriate remedial measures for a violation of Article 36 [of the Vienna Convention] in this case.” Sanchez-Llamas v. Oregon, 548 U.S. 331, 350 (2006). United States v. Castillo, 2018 U.S. … Continue reading

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E.D.Pa.: Arrest warrant for wrong name still had PC for def, and his arrest was based on PC

Defendant counsel was not ineffective for not pursuing a Fourth Amendment claim that the name in the arrest warrant was included by mistake. Officers told the magistrate as soon as they discovered it. Defendant’s arrest was still on probable cause. … Continue reading

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OH11: Arrest warrant and knowing def home authorized entry to arrest

Officers had an arrest warrant for the defendant and they knew he was home. That was justification to enter. State v. Weaver, 2018-Ohio-2675, 2018 Ohio App. LEXIS 2898 (11th Dist. July 9, 2018). Defendant doesn’t allege any facts that his … Continue reading

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