Three on reasonable suspicion

Flight led to reasonable suspicion. When cornered, defendant wouldn’t raise his hands. The frisk was valid. United States v. Strayhorn, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 169219 (E.D.Mo. Nov. 14, 2016).*

A valid traffic stop led to smelling marijuana which led to probable cause to search the car. United States v. Leonard, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 170981 (D.Minn. Oct. 25, 2016).*

The officer had reasonable suspicion which ripened to probable cause. “Given the facts and circumstances in toto, Officer Joiner had reasonable suspicion to believe the Defendant possibly fit the description of the male who had been allegedly trespassing on church property in possession of firearms, and his vehicle fit the description of the alleged trespasser’s vehicle, a green Ford Taurus. Based on the law, Officer Joiner had reasonable suspicion to believe the crime of trespassing was occurring when he stopped the Defendant. From that point, the Defendant’s alleged actions created probable cause for law enforcement officers to search the Defendant’s vehicle pursuant to the Carroll automobile exception, …” United States v. Moncrief, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 168526 (N.D.Miss. Dec. 5, 2016).*

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