W.D.Tex.: Def’s warrantless arrest in a casino by tribal officers was without PC; warrantless search of his car in parking lot suppressed

Tribal officers at a casino near El Paso watched on surveillance video defendant touch a rifle in his car but not pull it out when he was being harassed on the parking lot. They had reasonable suspicion to encounter him but not probable cause. His arrest in the casino after he came back in was unreasonable, and involved excessive force. Everything after that was suppressed, including his statement in the hospital and the warrantless search of his vehicle in the casino parking lot. United States v. Ramirez, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1092 (W.D. Tex. Jan. 2, 2019).*

Officer’s affidavit that there was substantial evidence defendant was streaming child porn showed probable cause. This was not a single image which would not have been probable cause. Five months wasn’t stale. United States v. Manning, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 104 (D. Minn. Jan. 2, 2019).*

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