D.Haw.: 20 day delay in getting SW for backpack was unreasonable

The seizure of defendant’s backpack for 20 days without seeking a search warrant was unreasonable. It infringed on defendant’s possessory interest, even though he did not seek return of the backpack. United States v. Uu, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 170636 (D. Haw. Oct. 16, 2017).

Officers had reasonable suspicion to continue the stop when defendant gave curious answers to questions. He said he just left a bar that the officers knew was closed and that he was driving between two towns but was 100 miles out of his way. He also had no license plate and was in an area known for smuggling. United States v. Milne, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 171533 (D. N.M. Oct. 16, 2017).*

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