GA: BOLO for aggressive driver in gray car didn’t support stop

There was no reasonable suspicion for defendant’s stop for being an “aggressive driver in a gray car.” The trial court properly suppressed. State v. Glanton, 2023 Ga. App. LEXIS 55 (Feb. 3, 2023). (“In considering these factors we find (1) that for the reasons stated above, the description of the vehicle was inadequate. (2) We have no idea of the size of the area in which the offender might be found because we only know that the officer stopped Glanton ‘soon’ after he heard the BOLO, but have no information about the time elapsed between the crime and the stop. (3) No information was provided about the number of persons in the area. (4) The known of probable direction of the offender’s flight was provided. (5) Glanton was not engaged in any activity which would have otherwise authorized a traffic stop. (6) The officer had no knowledge that the person stopped had been involved in other criminality of the type presently under investigation.”).

A jailer who slammed an inmate to the floor for throwing items he was carrying forward and not at anyone used excessive force. It’s all on video. “In a non-emergency situation like this one, a reasonable jury could conclude that he crossed a constitutional line. … And the constitutional line was clearly established.” Fuller v. Hafoka, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 2716 (8th Cir. Feb. 3, 2023).*

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