CA10: Traffic stop to flirt with motorist was unreasonable, and clearly established that cause needed

The officer’s stop of plaintiff to flirt with her was without basis and thus unreasonable, and clearly established. Shepherd v. Robbins, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 36056 (10th Cir. Dec. 13, 2022) [corrected Dec. 28, 2022].

Defense counsel wasn’t ineffective for not arguing particularity of a search warrant where defendant consented to a complete search of the phone before he even knew there was a warrant, too. State v. Matthews, 2023 Del. Super. LEXIS 7 (Jan. 3, 2023).*

“‘[T]he Fourth Amendment does not require officers to use the best technique available as long as their method is reasonable under the circumstances.’ Davenport v. Causey, 521 F.3d 544, 552 (6th Cir. 2008) (cleaned up); Ashford, 951 F.3d at 801 (same). Thus, whether using a taser would have been a better technique is not a question that is before us; we are asked only whether the techniques used were reasonable under the circumstances.” Puskas v. Del. Cty., 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 186 (6th Cir. Jan. 5, 2023).*

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