D.N.J.: Dashcam showed no RS for traffic stop

The court having reviewed the dashcam, the officer lacked reasonable suspicion for a traffic stop. The government’s alternative argument that there was generalized reasonable suspicion of drug dealing isn’t timely. On the merits, it still is inadequate. United States v. Abreu, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 151732 (D.N.J. Aug. 12, 2021).*

The district court erred in dismissing this case under a broad Rooker-Feldman view rather than individualized claims. One claim was under the Fourth Amendment. Remanded. Behr v. Campbell, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 24025 (11th Cir. Aug. 12, 2021).*

Here the officer had no reasonable suspicion to continue the stop as long as he did. Suppression granted. [There is a helpful discussion of the “Rodriguez moment” where the stop turned from traffic stop to criminal investigation.] United States v. Hunter, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 151697 (E.D.Pa. Aug. 12, 2021).*

Defendant’s testimony he didn’t consent to search of his car is found not credible. He’d previously filed an affidavit that he didn’t remember. Instead, the officer is found credible. United States v. Taylor, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 151667 (E.D.Mich. Aug. 12, 2021).*

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