CA5: Reasonable mistaken identification made stop reasonable

“In any event, even if it is assumed arguendo that an attempted seizure could in fact trigger the Fourth Amendment, Ferguson has failed to show that the attempt to detain him for an investigatory Terry stop was not supported by reasonable suspicion. See Hensley, 469 U.S. at 229. The district court made a factual finding that the police officer’s mistaken identification of Ferguson as Thibeaux was reasonable, and Ferguson has failed to show that the district court’s account of the evidence was so implausible as to be clearly erroneous.” United States v. Ferguson, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 20492 (5th Cir. June 30, 2020).

The exclusionary rule will not be applied to equal protection challenges to Spanish language translations of the advice of rights form for suspected DUI, noting that Massachusetts and New Jersey disagree. Funes v. State, 2020 Md. LEXIS 304 (June 30, 2020).*

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