D.Me.: Order of protection between occupants of car is RS

When the officer discovers an order of protection between two people in a car, there is reasonable suspicion to investigate further. United States v. Williams, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 91549 (D. Me. May 26, 2020).

The police reasonably believed the driver had apparent authority to consent to a search of the car and a bag in the backseat. The only bag there would be any potential lack of authority to was mentioned to be in the trunk. Also, “Police officers need not canvass potential objectors before conducting a lawful search.” United States v. Smith, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 16658 (2d Cir. May 26, 2020).*

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