Daily Archives: August 17, 2018

cnn.com: Police use Taser on 87-year-old woman cutting dandelions with a knife

cnn.com: Police use Taser on 87-year-old woman cutting dandelions with a knife by Keith Allen: (CNN)An 87-year-old grandmother using a knife to cut dandelions in the woods near her rural Georgia home last week was taken down by a police … Continue reading

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CA11: CSLI order was based on six week old precedent from this court; Davis GFE applies

This court held six weeks before the government obtained its SCA order for defendant’s CSLI that was the legal way to do it. Therefore, the good faith exception applied. “Here, the Government complied with the requirements of the SCA in … Continue reading

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OH9: Dog sniff of a car in motel parking lot not a search

A dog sniff of a car on a motel parking lot was reasonable and didn’t require reasonable suspicion because there was no stop. State v. Bryner, 2018-Ohio-3215, 2018 Ohio App. LEXIS 3473 (9th Dist. Aug. 13, 2018). Police had a … Continue reading

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CA2: Motion to reopen suppression hearing for alleged IAC was subject to abuse of discretion; not abused here

Defendant attempted to reopen his suppression hearing based on alleged ineffective assistance by former counsel. The trial court denied the motion based on a credibility determination of the witnesses. The place to bring the IAC claim is in post-conviction. The … Continue reading

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E.D.Va.: When officer takes your license to run it, you’re seized

“Officer Myers’ instruction to ‘hang tight’ while he ran Defendant’s driver’s license [and had it in hand], would lead a reasonable person in Defendant’s shoes not to feel free to leave. Thus, the consensual encounter became a seizure under the … Continue reading

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W.D.N.C.: When they had PC for rural house, entry to freeze situation was reasonable when magistrate was two hours away

After police stopped a car suspected in drug deals, they learned that the drugs came from a particular address which was used as a distribution point. They developed probable cause for the house. They were two hours away from a … Continue reading

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E.D.Mo.: Federal SW for cell phone after private search then state SW was on independent source

Defendant’s cell phone was first the subject of a private search, and then a police search. The police search exceeded the scope of the private search, and that led to a state issued search warrant. The state search warrant was … Continue reading

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