PA: Hot pursuit justified officer crossing jurisdictional lines

Hot pursuit justified an officer in one jurisdiction following defendants into another one after a robbery report on their car. Commonwealth v. Hobel, 2022 PA Super 86, 2022 Pa. Super. LEXIS 202 (May 10, 2022) (decided under state statute).

“A reviewing court should not engage in line-by-line scrutiny of the supporting affidavit, but instead consider whether the totality of circumstances supports a finding of probable cause.” The CI’s statement was not material to the finding of probable cause. Nexus was also shown. United States v. Phillips, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 83277 (E.D.Ky. May 9, 2022).*

Taking a stabbing victim family to the police station for questioning without probable cause and not letting them to the hospital for their loved one violated clearly established law. Davis v. Dawson, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 12511 (8th Cir. May 10, 2022).*

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