CA6: Trash pulls not unreasonable despite local ordinance that only trash collectors permitted in trash

Trash pulls by police are not unreasonable under the Fourth Amendment, notwithstanding a local ordinance that limits trash collectors to rummaging in trash. United States v. Mathis, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 10275 (6th Cir. Mar. 30, 2020).

Defendant’s probation search was with reasonable suspicion. Months earlier, he’d been shot and wouldn’t say who did it. Later, he was arrested with a weapon himself. There was reasonable suspicion for the search. The government is in error to argue that the product of the search justifies it. United States v. Showers, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 56868 (E.D. Mich. Apr. 1, 2020).*

Defendant’s stop was justified for overtinted windows despite the claim it was pretextual. Multiple police officers at the scene could smell marijuana, and that justified search of the car under the automobile exception. United States v. Carr, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57198 (W.D. Ky. Feb. 24, 2020),*

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