OH2: Def’s allegedly carrying a rifle in an apartment building parking lot, even if true, wasn’t RS

A phone call to the police said there was a man walking through an apartment building parking lot carrying a rifle, something that wasn’t a crime. Police responded and saw defendant. They approached him when he wasn’t carrying a rifle, and he backed away. There was no reasonable suspicion for his patdown. State v. Zafr, 2019-Ohio-4602, 2019 Ohio App. LEXIS 4639 (2d Dist. Nov. 8, 2019).

The LSP’s inventory policy is to attempt to get somebody to come and retrieve a vehicle. If they can’t then the vehicle is towed. They followed the policy here, and before the vehicle was towed, they could inventory and did. Defendant’s motion to reopen the suppression hearing was the day before the conditional plea was denied, and defendant didn’t reserve that for appeal. State v. Lawson, 2019 La. App. LEXIS 1996 (La. App. 4 Cir. Nov. 6, 2019).*

This entry was posted in Inventory, Reasonable suspicion. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.