CA4: Collective knowledge doctrine doesn’t require reporting back to the source

The CI’s information viewed under the totality provided reasonable suspicion for the stop of defendant. [Defendant’s approach was divide and conquer the facts.] The collective knowledge doctrine does not require the stopping and arresting officer keep the officer providing the information with the results. United States v. Dickens, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 25015 (6th Cir. Sep. 4, 2018).

Plaintiff can’t show the Fourth Amendment right he claims was clearly established at the time of the entry into his home by police, based on their assertions there was reasonable suspicion of some kind of trouble inside. It doesn’t require a case in point, but it requires case law somehow defining the right. Linicomn v. Hill, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 25177 (5th Cir. Sep. 5, 2018).*

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