IL: Def’s stop and obtaining DL was permitted by Terry so alleged illegal arrest is moot point

Officers had sufficient information for a Terry stop. They arrested defendant and got his DL and identifiers. Even if the arrest was illegal, the Terry stop would not have been and the same information would have been available. Therefore, there was no exploitation of a prior illegality. People v. Jenkins, 2021 IL App (1st) 200458, 2021 Ill. App. LEXIS 665 (Dec. 8, 2021).

“It is undisputed that the police seized the firearm at issue from a trashcan in the yard of a residence with no connection to Brown. It was neither seized from Brown’s person nor the Jeep Brown occupied during the police pursuit. On these facts, the government contends that Brown lacks standing to challenge the seizure of the firearm. The government is correct.” In addition, the police pursuit in this case was not unconstitutional thereby causing the abandonment. United States v. Brown, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 234705 (E.D.Mo. Nov. 15, 2021), adopted, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 233781 (E.D.Mo. Dec. 7, 2021)* (Abandonment is abandonment and a lack of “standing”; it’s too hard to realistically argue that the police caused it.)

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