Daily Archives: September 6, 2017

techdirt: Canadian Cops Belatedly Asking For Authorization To Deploy Stingray Devices They’ve Been Using For Yearsa

techdirt: Canadian Cops Belatedly Asking For Authorization To Deploy Stingray Devices They’ve Been Using For Years by Tim Cushing: Better late than never is the motto of Canadian law enforcement Stingray Squads. Documents obtained by Vice Canada show police scrambling … Continue reading

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D.Nev.: Information for probation search was woefully insufficient and some even stale

Probation officers lacked reasonable suspicion for a search of defendant’s residence, and none of the five proffered reasons was sufficient. Strongest might have been that defendant was alleged to have used anabolic steroids, but there was no probation condition against … Continue reading

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OR: Suppression motion was sufficiently detailed to apprise state and court of issues; striking it was error

The trial court erred in striking defendant’s motion to suppress for generality because it fairly apprised the state and the court what the issues were. State v. Oxford, 287 Ore. App. 580, 2017 Ore. App. LEXIS 1019 (Aug. 30, 2017):

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OR: Opening folded paper in wallet during inventory was excessive because it didn’t indicate contents

Defendant was arrested for a probation violation, and an inventory of his wallet included opening a folded piece of paper. Opening it was unreasonable because nothing suggested there was contraband inside [but there was]. State v. Garcia-Cruz, 287 Ore. App. … Continue reading

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N.D.Ga.: Shooting owner of a van and stealing it means no REP in the van when stopped

After test driving a van, defendant shot the owner of the van and stole it. He can’t then have a reasonable expectation of privacy in it, and, therefore, no standing. United States v. North, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 141947 (N.D. … Continue reading

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AR: Def’s jumping out of the car when it was stopped for a traffic offense and saying that there was a warrant on him was RS

Defendant’s jumping out of the car when it was stopped for a traffic offense and saying that there was a warrant on him was reasonable suspicion to detain him longer. Rainey v. State, 2017 Ark. App. 427 (Sept. 6, 2017).* … Continue reading

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