VA: Owner’s suspended DL supported stop under Glover

Officers had reasonable suspicion under Glover to believe the driver of a vehicle was the owner who had a suspended DL. Mitchell v. Commonwealth, 2021 Va. App. LEXIS 89 (June 8, 2021).

“Calvert’s comments to police to shoot him and release the dog, confirmed by Cook’s dashboard camera video, would lead a reasonable person to believe that Calvert posed an immediate threat to himself and the officers. Furthermore, Calvert’s comments, his attempted flight, and his refusal to comply with police commands ‘gave every indication of unwillingness to surrender[.]’ … Calvert’s unsubstantiated assertions that he did not flee or pose a threat are not sufficient to defeat the defendants’ well-supported motion for summary judgment.” Calvert v. City of Steubenville, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 16947 (6th Cir. June 8, 2021).*

Officers had reasonable suspicion to approach defendant on the street, but he didn’t submit and fled. Even if there wasn’t reasonable suspicion, he abandoned the weapon he was carrying. United States v. Hooper, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106813 (D. N.J. June 7, 2021).*

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