Daily Archives: May 14, 2017

N.D.Ala.: Entry with CPS worker to retrieve diaper bag was reasonable

A couple was arrested, and their infant was going with child protective services. An entry into the house with the CPS worker to recover the infant’s diaper bag was reasonable.United States v. Wright, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 72738 (N.D. Ala. … Continue reading

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PA: A def’s “admission transmitted through an informant is only as reliable as its conduit is trustworthy”

“[A]n admission per se is inherently reliable evidence” sufficient to establish probable cause to arrest, but holding that “an admission transmitted through an informant is only as reliable as its conduit is trustworthy.” Commonwealth v. Stokes, 480 Pa. 38, 389 … Continue reading

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CA6: Officer arresting on warrant for failure to perform community service that was mistakenly issued had QI

The officer executing a warrant that should not have been issued by the court in the first place for plaintiff’s failure to perform his community service had qualified immunity. Beckham v. City of Euclid, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 8453 (6th … Continue reading

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AR: Officer’s three week old knowledge of def’s suspended DL was RS for a stop

Reasonable suspicion doesn’t require certainty of facts. Here, the factual belief was that defendant’s DL had been suspended weeks earlier. Williams v. State, 2017 Ark. App. 291, 2017 Ark. App. LEXIS 301 (May 10, 2017). There was enough probable cause … Continue reading

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