IN: When stop of car is because owner has suspended DL but owner is passenger, stop must end

The officer stopped the car because the owner had a suspended DL. The owner was in the back seat and said who she was and that she was suspended. At that point, there was no justification for asking the driver for his DL, and the stop should have ended once it was obvious the reasonable suspicion had dissipated. Johnson v. State, 2014 Ind. App. LEXIS 568 (November 20, 2014).

Officers seized defendant’s cell phone without a warrant and scrolled through it. Later a search warrant was obtained based on other probable that didn’t mention the prior look at the phone. The search would not be suppressed because of the independent basis for the search warrant. United States v. Stokes, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 163668 (D. Nev. September 18, 2014).*

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