D.Minn.: DNA on firearm was a reasonable inference justifying SW for def’s DNA

It was reasonable to infer that defendant’s DNA would be found on a firearm in a car, so the warrant to take his was reasonable. United States v. Tyus, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 234639 (D. Minn. Dec. 8, 2023), adopted, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19180 (D. Minn. Feb. 5, 2024).

This appeal is over whether a traffic offense was justification for a stop. (That’s it.) United States v. Mack, 2024 U.S. App. LEXIS 2536 (4th Cir. Feb. 5, 2024).*

Defendant would not have felt free to go: “In sum, a reasonable person would not have felt free to leave where several masked and armed officers approached their car, asked the individual to get out with no explanation, did not make it clear that the individual was free to leave, and retained the individual’s wallet and phone, and left him in a locked police car from which he could not exit. Accordingly, the Court finds that Mr. Diaz was seized when he was brought back to his home in Deputy Whyte’s car.” But there was probable cause. United States v. Diaz, MV, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19472 (D.N.M. Jan. 31, 2024).*

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