CA8: Usually no REP in car carried by car hauler even to owner, and here there was nothing showing REP

“During a safety inspection of a semi transporting three vehicles, an officer found about 40 pounds of meth in a Ford Explorer. Sierra-Serrano wants to suppress those drugs, arguing that the search violated the Fourth Amendment. But because Sierra did not prove that he owned the Ford, or that he was its sender or intended recipient, he had no reasonable expectation of privacy. We therefore affirm the district court’s denial of his motion to suppress.” When a car is in possession of a car hauler, it is subject to search. The reasonable expectation of privacy at that point is reduced. In addition, he can’t show he was the owner, recipient, or sender. United States v. Sierra-Serrano, 20-1340 (8th Cir. Sept. 3, 2021).

Giving plaintiff a citation for impeding traffic by standing on a street median was reasonable and not an intrusive seizure, despite the officer’s admission at the time that defendant was detained. Montgomery v. Brukbacher, 21-1073 (10th Cir. Sept. 8, 2021).*

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