IL: Flagrantly unconstitutional arrest here means no attenuation for statement

Defendant’s arrest was flagrantly unconstitutional, and his statement wasn’t attenuated from it. People v. Gutierrez, 2019 IL App (3d) 180405, 2019 Ill. App. LEXIS 890 (Nov. 15, 2019).*

Defendant was convicted of possession of a weapon that was in his car under the passenger seat where there was a passenger. He was stopped for a traffic offense in front of his own house, and he was walking to the house when stopped. Nothing in the interaction would lead the police to believe that there was a weapon in the car or that a protective search was required. People v. Thomas, 2019 IL App (1st) 162791, 2019 Ill. App. LEXIS 889 (Nov. 15, 2019).*

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