D.N.H.: Directing def to get out of his car after completion of all the tasks with the stop was to prolong it, not for safety reasons

At the point the stop should have been over because nothing was awry, directing defendant to get out of the car for a patdown that led to a finding of a wad of cash prolonged the stop under Rodriguez. “Rather, the Trooper employed the request to initiate a further conversation, i.e., an investigation, after the tasks tied to the traffic stop were or reasonably should have been resolved. The court would reach the same result here if, instead of asking Hernandez out of the vehicle, the Trooper had returned to the car and begun questioning Hernandez again while he remained in his car.” United States v. Hernandez, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 113449 (D. N.H. July 9, 2019).*

A report of a robbery in progress brought the police to the house, and they could perform at least a limited search for a loaded firearm that they reasonably suspected was there. United States v. Rodriguez-Castro, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 113453 (D. R.I. July 8, 2019).*

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