NM: Opening car door that was too heavily tinted was reasonable for officer safety

It was reasonable for an officer in a DUI stop to open the defendant’s door for his own safety when the windows were tinted so darkly he couldn’t see inside. He also knocked on the window first. State v. Simpson, 2016 N.M. App. LEXIS 37 (May 19, 2016).

Assault rifles seen in defendant’s house when the police went in to get dry pants for him after he was arrested didn’t make it into the search warrant application, so it has no effect on the search warrant’s validity. United States v. Kemp, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70318 (E.D.Mich. May 31, 2016).*

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