CT: SW for blood was independent source from extension of stop

The search warrant for defendant’s blood is a valid independent source from the alleged extension of the stop. State v. Fields, 2021 Conn. App. LEXIS 341 (Sept. 28, 2021).*

The circumstances of this stop and arrest are objectively reasonable, so inquiry into pretext is foreclosed. United States v. Nevarez-Ledezma, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 182647 (D.N.M. Sept. 22, 2021).*

“Considering the totality of the circumstances, we conclude that the officer had reasonable suspicion of criminal activity when he stopped Bratton. The officer who approached Bratton had received information about a possible burglary of the location from two callers, one of whom was a neighbor of the residence in question, shortly before his arrival on the scene. The officer was able to corroborate some of the information provided by the callers, and he witnessed Bratton at the residence, moving quickly to get into a vehicle.” United States v. Bratton, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 29012 (4th Cir. Sept. 24, 2021).*

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