CA4: Search incident of backpack of handcuffed def still reasonable

Despite his being handcuffed, a search incident of defendant’s backpack was reasonable because he could still try to access it. (First holding was abandonment for disavowing the backpack). United States v. Ferebee, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 12940 (4th Cir. Apr. 22, 2020).

A drug dog’s nose touching the storage unit’s door wasn’t a search. United States v. Kimmell, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70493 (D. Nev. Apr. 22, 2020).

The bodycam video makes it obvious defendant would not feel free to terminate the encounter with the police, so he was seized. United States v. Alvarez, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70389 (D. Nev. Apr. 21, 2020).*

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