N.D.Ill.: Nothing about 911 man-with-a-gun call could be corroborated; backpack def set down when told to come outside was not abandoned

A 911 call about a man with a gun couldn’t be corroborated by anything at the scene. Officers got defendant outside and frisked him finding nothing. They searched his backpack, and that produced drugs. The government’s argument the backpack was abandoned when it was left inside and within sight through the window is rejected. The search of the backpack was without any legal justification. United States v. Perkins, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19631 (N.D.Ill. Feb. 3, 2022).

There was reasonable suspicion for defendant’s stop and frisk when he was likely planning a commercial burglary at 1 am when he parked in a construction zone near the building known for nighttime thefts. United States v. Hansen, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19680 (D.S.D. Feb. 3, 2022).*

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