CA11: Tasing someone ignoring three commands to get on the ground was reasonable for QI purposes

“Measuring the facts of this case against the above factors, Deputy Ward acted reasonably when he used force against Duncan after she did not obey his orders to get on the ground. Even accepting as true that Duncan did not hear Deputy Ward, nothing in the record indicates that Deputy Ward knew that. See White, 137 S. Ct. at 550 (‘[T]he Court considers only the facts that were knowable to the defendant officers.’). Acting under a reasonable-but-mistaken belief that Duncan had heard his instruction after Deputy Ward gave it three times, Deputy Ward was not required to ‘wait and hope for the best’ before making the split-second decision to tase Duncan.” Duncan v. Wade, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 9657 (11th Cir. Apr. 2, 2021).

Defendant’s car was inventoried, and the police overlooked $10,000 in cash hidden there. After defendant talked about it on a recorded jail call, officers got a search warrant for the car and found it. As for the evidence found from the inventory, the inventory was valid and the evidence obtained was admissible. United States v. Sylvester, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 9660 (1st Cir. Apr. 2, 2021).*

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