E.D.N.Y.: Search of car’s fuse box reasonable in an inventory

The search of a car’s fuse box was reasonable under the inventory search exception. The body cameras were on when the inventory started and then were turned off. The court declines to find that this showed bad faith because everything up to that point was reasonable, and even defendant admits that everything to that point was normal and “performative.” United States v. Miller, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 80652 (E.D. N.Y. May 14, 2019).*

Defendant’s car was subjected to a reasonable inventory. The police talked about him getting somebody to come and get it, but that didn’t happen. Defendant was driving with a long suspended license and well knew it. The decision to tow the car came before the search occurred, and not as a rationale for it. Johns v. United States, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 80650 (E.D. Tenn. May 14, 2019).*

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