CA5: Holding DL doesn’t make request for consent coercive; record unclear on how long dispatch took to get back

Retention of identification documents when asking for consent does not ipso facto make the request coercive. The record is unclear on how long it took for computer checks to be complete, too. United States v. Perales, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 8112 (5th Cir. Mar. 30, 2018). (Note: On the Live PD episodes and body cam and dash cam videos I’ve watched in the last two years show it always less than 45 seconds for the return. And the police want it that way because they need to know what they are dealing with in a stop.)

The prison strip search here had a legitimate penological interest: plaintiff’s profession of self-harm. Lindsey v. Tom, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54237 (W.D. Wis. Mar. 30, 2018).*

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