N.D.Ga.: A criminal history check can be run under Rodriguez, particularly where no DL on person

Defendant was stopped driving a moped without a helmet, and he was found not to have a license. “The officers also had the right [under Rodriguez] to check McIntosh’s criminal history during the stop, which included discovery in ISIS that McIntosh was on supervised release and in OMNIXX that he is a convicted felon.” He was a felon in possession. United States v. McIntosh, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 220748 (N.D.Ga. Dec. 26, 2019).

At a morning staff meeting, patrol officers were told of an arrest warrant for a guy named Lewis. The officer he was gassing up his patrol car in the area he regularly patrolled and saw defendant, a Lewis who he well knew also by reputation as a neighborhood bully, walk by. The officer radioed for more information on the name on the warrant as he followed. Defendant got to his house and the officer called out that he “may have a warrant on you.” Defendant fled. Warrant or not, the circumstances added up to reasonable suspicion. There also was no violation of the curtilage. United States v. Lewis, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 38491 (4th Cir. Dec. 26, 2019).*

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