CA10: 4A imposes no duty for officer to seek out a video to confirm PC officer already has

Before an officer files a criminal complaint, there is no constitutional duty to review potential video of the occurrence. The video here wasn’t quickly accessible to the officer. Here, there was probable cause and this other constitutional claim is not even partly established anywhere. Craft v. White, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 1002 (10th Cir. Jan. 14, 2021).

Defendant’s stop for having a taillight blinking was reasonable; the dashcam proved it. “But at best the taillight’s on-again-off-again functioning provided an objective reason for Trooper Shively to investigate the matter. “The ultimate touchstone of the Fourth Amendment is reasonableness.” Heien, 574 U.S. at 60 (cleaned up). Under these facts, Trooper Shively’s decision to initiate a stop was reasonable.” United States v. Leander, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7571 (D. Idaho Jan. 12, 2021).*

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