E.D.Tenn.: Def’s mother did not have joint control over a trailer he lived in on her property; officers at minimum should have inquired more

Defendant lived on property with his mother, but he was in a trailer. It was unreasonable for officers to believe that she had joint control over his part of the property. At best, the situation was such that officers should have followed up with her as to who had what. The exclusionary rule should apply to deter such future violations. United States v. Duggan, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 118932 (E.D. Tenn. July 17, 2019).

Officers stopped a car looking for Mark Looney. “Prior to the determination that Mark Looney was not the driver of the vehicle, defendant Price engaged in conduct which provided the officers with reasonable suspicion to believe that Price was engaged in criminal activity.” United States v. Price, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 118926 (W.D. Mo. June 21, 2019).*

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