Category Archives: Racial profiling

OH4: Objective basis for stop obviates racial profiling claim

Defendant’s stop for an abrupt lane change and then driving 45 in a 55 was justification for the stop. There was an objective basis for the stop, so defendant’s racial profiling claim is rejected. The driver was obviously extremely nervous … Continue reading

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N.D.Cal.: Facial showing of racially discriminatory arrests made to get more discovery

Defendant made a sufficient showing of race-based selective enforcement in arrests in Operation Safe Streets in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco to get more discovery. United States v. Mumphrey, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 85593 (N.D.Cal. June 30, 2016). Defendant … Continue reading

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MA: Def was in CODIS four times; first might be illegal but rest were attenuated

Defendant contended that a 2000 blood sample that ended up in CODIS that connected him in a cold case hit was unreasonably obtained. However, he also had three other samples in the system that were not because of his convictions … Continue reading

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M.D.N.C.: Gov’t fails to show sheriff’s office discriminated against Hispanics in law enforcement

The government’s civil case against the Alamance County, N.C. sheriff fails to sufficiently show racial discrimination against Hispanics to justify relief. The court wasn’t kind to the Sheriff because of the use of ethnic slurs by jail deputies, but there … Continue reading

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M.D.Fla.: Racial profiling as a reason for a knock-and-talk rejected here, but not foreclosed in egregious cases

Racial profiling as a reason for a knock-and-talk was rejected on the facts, but the court concedes that it could happen in some case with egregious facts. United States v. Horne, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50981 (M.D. Fla. April 17, … Continue reading

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CA9: Injunction against racially profiling Hispanics affirmed as modified

The injunction against the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for profiling Hispanics is affirmed as modified. Ortega v. Arpaio, 13-16285 (9th Cir. April 15, 2015). The summary from the court follows:

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