OR: WA state trooper couldn’t make stop in OR under statute or common law; citizen’s arrest doesn’t apply to traffic offenses

Defendant was stopped for speeding by a Washington State Trooper who followed defendant into Oregon. The out-of-state officer didn’t have any statutory authority for a stop and the common law didn’t permit officers outside their jurisdiction to make stops. Citizen’s arrest also doesn’t apply to mere traffic offenses (n.1). State v. Keller, 278 Ore. App. 760, 2016 Ore. App. LEXIS 751 (June 15, 2016) (under submission nearly three years since August 2013).

The affidavit for the search warrant for defendant’s house shows more than a fair probability that evidence of methamphetamine trafficking will be found. United States v. Escobar, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 79343 (D.Minn. May 9, 2016).*

The court finds explicit consent for U.S. Marshals to enter and rejects that there was a threat to breakdown the door or take away the consenter’s children. United States v. Tate, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 78047 (W.D. Mo. Jan. 21, 2016),* adopted 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 77021 (W.D. Mo. June 14, 2016).*

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