NC: Partial strip search at stationhouse was with PC and reasonably conducted

Defendant’s partial strip search at the stationhouse in a private room was reasonable for its factual basis and how it was done. After a dog alert on defendant’s car seat and no drugs in the car, it was reasonable to believe drugs were on him. His pants were lowered, but his underpants weren’t. He wasn’t touched. Officers testified that they had found drugs hidden in pants and underwear before. State v. Fuller, 2017 N.C. App. LEXIS 1035 (Dec. 19, 2017).

There is a circuit split on whether a passenger in a rental car has standing. Defendant offers no reason why this court should depart from its precedents there is no standing. The dashcam video in defendant’s case was destroyed according to policy; he can’t show a due process violation that it was intended to prejudice him. United States v. Kennedy, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 25473 (3d Cir. Dec. 18, 2017).*

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