AR: Driver couldn’t consent to search of objecting passenger’s stuff

The owner of the car was in it but not driving, and she consented to a search of her car. A passenger in the car refused consent for her personal belongings also in the car. The passenger had the ability to place that particular limit on the consent search of her stuff in the car. There was no independent probable cause for search of her belongings in the car. Reversed. Sossaman v. State, 2019 Ark. App. 262 (May 8, 2019).

Plaintiff’s § 1983 illegal search and excessive force claims were filed one month past the statute of limitations for the claims. Birch v. Atchison Police Dep’t, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76824 (D. Kan. May 7, 2019).*

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