S.D.N.Y.: One officer nearly immediately running dog around car while second dealt with stop was reasonable

One officer running a dog around a car while the license was being checked was reasonable. The dog, of course, alerted. United States v. Dominguez-Villa, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20949 (S.D. N.Y. Feb. 14, 2017).

“Between the female passenger’s attempt to act as if she was asleep during the stop, the male passenger’s state of petrification, the clothing worn by the Chevrolet’s occupants, and Garcia’s manifestation that the purpose of the trip was to drop the male passenger off in Naples, Captain Hedrick was alerted almost immediately to the possibility of criminal activity. His suspicions were further heightened when the male passenger provided him with a different name than that which Garcia provided.” United States v. Garcia, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21066 (M.D. Fla. Feb. 14, 2017).*

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