W.D.Tex.: Need for Spanish speaking officer contributed to reasonable extension of stop

Defendant’s traffic stop was reasonable to begin with, and the fact it took 50 minutes before the dog alert was justified under all the circumstances, including getting a Spanish speaking officer to the scene. United States v. Hernandez, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 149587 (W.D.Tex. Aug. 10, 2021).

Defendant’s admissions of the contents of the car justified its search under the automobile exception. United States v. Pemberton, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150079 (D.Mass. Aug. 10, 2021).

It was clearly established that the gratuitous beating of a pretrial detainee was unreasonable. It’s under the due process clause for sure, but SCOTUS has not clarified whether the Fourth Amendment applies too. Jacobs v. Cumberland Cty., 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 23675 (3d Cir. Aug. 10, 2021).*

There was reasonable suspicion defendant’s cell phone contained evidence of a crime, so its seizure was reasonable. United States v. McGill, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 23732 (7th Cir. Aug. 10, 2021).*

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