DE: Officers approaching men on a stoop at night with a police dog saying “nobody move” was a seizure

Officers approaching men on a stoop at 10 pm with a police dog and saying “nobody move” was a seizure. Here it was with reasonable suspicion based on a CI’s information that was detailed, reliable, and significantly corroborated. State v. Fullman, 2024 Del. Super. LEXIS 353 (Apr. 24, 2024).

Defendant is a LEO indicted for using unreasonable force against an arrestee. The indictment sufficiently alleges he was trained on the use of force. United States v. Dupree, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76227 (D.D.C. Apr. 26, 2024).*

Despite suppression of evidence in state court, there was probable cause for plaintiff’s arrest. “Defendants have thus produced evidence that Humphreys had probable cause to believe Plaintiff committed this crime at the felony level. The fact that the evidence seized was later suppressed in Plaintiff’s criminal proceeding does not change this analysis. This is because the exclusionary rule does not apply in proceedings brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.” Saula v. City of Newport, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76405 (D. Or. Apr. 26, 2024).*

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