D.Conn.: Search incident included under the bed next to defendant

Search incident included a search under a bed near where the defendant was arrested, and cocaine was found there. The court rejects protective sweep under the bed as an alternative. United States v. Bohannon, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 65446 (D. Conn. April 28, 2017).

The court credits the officer’s testimony, albeit not shown in the video, that defendant crossed the center line before the stop. The length of the stop was not unreasonable, all things considered. United States v. Prado, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 66109 (M.D. Pa. May 1, 2017).*

The Idaho Parole Board didn’t have the authority to impose this search condition. Telling a person that the police were going in meant the entry wasn’t by consent. United States v. Thomas, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 66609 (D. Idaho May 1, 2017).* [Query: if the Fourth Amendment governs cases in federal court, does it really matter what state law said? Yes, the Parole Board’s power is vital in state court, but not likely federal court.]

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