M.D.Ala.: Ordering man to crawl out of hotel room before entry was reasonable where officer had arrest warrants for occupant

Defendant was ordered out of a hotel room for officer safety by crawling out. Viewed as a Terry stop, it lacked reasonable suspicion [so why decide it?] but the officers were there with arrest warrants, and that was reasonable under all the circumstances. United States v. Mastin, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28586 (M.D. Ala. Feb. 22, 2018).*

Border Patrol checkpoint on Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation led to a valid search. The checkpoint was validly set up and defendant doesn’t mount a serious challenge to it. A dog sniff was valid. United States v. McCowan, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28576 (D. Ariz. Feb. 2, 2018) (R&R).*

An Oregon Release Assistance Officer submitted an arrest warrant, allegedly in violation of the Fourth Amendment, that was for a judge to sign off on. He gets no absolute prosecutorial immunity for submitting that recommendation to a judge. Patterson v. Van Arsdel, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 4371 (9th Cir. Feb. 23, 2018).*

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