D.Utah: Officer asked dispatch not to report records check so he could do dog sniff; they sent it 7-8 seconds after dog alerted, and this didn’t “measurably extend” stop

Dog alert in 7-8 seconds after dispatch called with the results of the record check did not “measurably” extend the stop, although the officer asked dispatch to hold off so he could do the dog sniff. “Though Trooper Wood asked dispatch to hold off on reporting the results, mere seconds passed from the dispatcher’s contact to the dog’s indication. On this record, the court finds the traffic stop was not measurably prolonged by these actions. Trooper Wood had not yet completed issuing the citation related to the traffic stop and did not have knowledge of the results of the records check before conducting the dog sniff.” United States v. Chandler, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 56163 (D. Utah April 11, 2017).

“The final argument raised in Mr. Torres’s personal restraint petition pertains to an alleged illegal search. Mr. Torres has the burden to show facts supporting his allegation in his petition. … He has not done so. We therefore reject his arguments.” State v. Torres, 2017 Wash. App. LEXIS 862 (April 13, 2017).*

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