W.D.Ky.: Out past curfew during BLM protests was PC for stop

Officers seeing defendant driving during a BLM protest curfew in June 2020 in Louisville had probable cause for the stop. United States v. Shrivers, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 77047 (W.D. Ky. Apr. 21, 2021).*

A CI with a reliable track record reported defendant was selling ecstacy. That alone was likely at least reasonable suspicion, but the police used him to make a controlled buy, and that was probable cause for the stop. United States v. Crawford, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76557 (D. Neb. Mar. 30, 2021).*

Plaintiffs sued officers of the Waxahachie Police Department’s SWAT team for executing a no-knock warrant with explosive devices on the wrong house for the DEA. The defendants’ motion to dismiss the state law claims is granted. Jimerson v. Lewis, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76665 (N.D. Tex. Apr. 1, 2021).*

Petitioner’s 2255 claim for ineffective assistance of counsel in litigating a Fourth Amendment claim has to show that, if properly conducted, it would have prevailed. This was a Franks challenge, and there was probable cause anyway. United States v. Peake, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76687 (E.D. Ky. Apr. 21, 2021).*

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