N.D.Ala.: No REP in DEA’s license plate reader database

“First, Officer Josh Powers did not violate Toombs’ Fourth Amendment rights by accessing license plate reader data from the Department of Justice’s Drug Enforcement Administration System Information License (‘DEASIL’). Second, Powers had reasonable suspicion of criminal activity when he extended Toombs’ traffic stop.” United States v. Toombs, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 77123 (N.D. Ala. May 3, 2023), R&R 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 78053 (N.D. Ala. Apr. 12, 2023).

Because defendant was arrested on outstanding warrants, the inventory of his car was inevitable discovery. United States v. Baker, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76900 (W.D. Tex. May 3, 2023).*

A brief protective sweep of a hotel room was reasonable and justified because the room was a likely base of operations for a robbery. United States v. Hardy, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 77017 (M.D. Ala. Apr. 14, 2023),* apopted, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76157 (M.D. Ala. May 2, 2023).*

Officers had reasonable suspicion to enter a hotel room to detain a casual visitor who was there to give an occupant a ride. United States v. Watkins, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 77207 (D. Minn. Mar. 30, 2023).*

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