CA6: Officer routinely asking “about drugs, weapons, and dead bodies” during traffic stops doesn’t unreasonably extend them

Officer “Mathieson testified that it is his habit to ask about drugs, weapons, and dead bodies during traffic stops. In any event, police officers are permitted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation and look for evidence of a crime, even if the traffic stop is a pretext and the officers have no independent suspicion of criminal activity.” Those questions did not extend the stop. United States v. Arrington, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 36780 (6th Cir. Dec. 13, 2021).

A Chicago police officer and two ATF agents stopped and frisked defendant for a gun. It lacked reasonable suspicion. Motion to suppress granted. United States v. Holloway, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 237671 (N.D.Ill. Dec. 13, 2021).*

The sealed portion of the CI’s testimony in support of the search warrant shows probable cause and there’s no reason for the defense to even see it. People v. Jenkins, 2021 NY Slip Op 06965, 2021 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 7003 (1st Dept. Dec. 14, 2021).*

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