W.D.Wash.: Younger abstention bars suit over state prosecution and search

Plaintiff’s federal suit over his state search and prosecution is barred by Younger abstention. There’s no showing he can’t raise those issues in state court. Bailey v. City of Olympia Prosecutor, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 80175 (W.D. Wash. May 8, 2023).

“Even if Henkell violated the Fourth Amendment, something we do not decide, Carrasco has not identified a single controlling precedent showing that Henkell transgressed clearly established law.” Carrasco v. Henkell, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 11144 (5th Cir. May 5, 2023).*

Plaintiff was stopped for a traffic offense, and he was nonthreatening. When he reached to the passenger seat, force was applied. Viewing the bodycam video, there was a fact question whether it was reasonable to use the force applied. Dominguez v. City of Scottsdale, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 11217 (9th Cir. May 8, 2023).*

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