E.D.Mo.: Inventory of car totaled in flight from police was reasonable on totality

The inventory of defendant’s car after he totaled it fleeing from the police in a wreck was reasonable on the totality. Defendant argued that inventory was improper just from curiosity. United States v. Twiggs, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 204654 (E.D. Mo. Sep. 22, 2023), adopted, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 203601 (E.D. Mo. Nov. 14, 2023).

The brief touching of plaintiff’s genital area during a patdown wasn’t a compensible sexual assault or unreasonable search. Ali-Bey v. Portante, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 204251 (D. Del. Nov. 14, 2023).*

The government showed justification to keep the warrant papers sealed for the time being to protect the investigation. Times Publ’g Co. v. United States, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 203468 (M.D. Fla. Sep. 22, 2023).*

There was reasonable suspicion for the stop of defendant’s vehicle within a mile of the border on a rural road with almost no other cars and the vehicle flashed its lights, apparently as a signal. United States v. Zamora, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 203582 (D. Vt. Nov. 14, 2023).*

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