E.D.Wis.: Police allegely entered curtilage to shine headlights in windows, and homeowner consented to entry; def was inside and without standing to contest

Defendant contended that police drove onto the curtilage and shined police headlights and lights into the premises. The USMJ couldn’t adequately resolve that because of a lack of photographic evidence showing what was where. But, that led to a consent to enter by the occupants, and defendant was upstairs and a person without standing. United States v. Martin, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 180294 (E.D. Wis. Oct. 18, 2019).*

It is not a crime for a person with arrest warrants out to possess a firearm. Here, however, the firearm was properly seized from defendant’s car because of furtive movements when the car rolled to a stop when stopped for the traffic offense of improper license plates and finding a holster on his person without a gun in it. With the outstanding warrants, the officer called for backup. On the totality, the seizure of the handgun was reasonable under both the Fourth Amendment and the state constitution. McAnalley v. State, 2019 Ind. App. LEXIS 452 (Oct. 18, 2019).*

This entry was posted in Consent, Reasonableness, Standing. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.