Tag: Reasonable Suspicion

United States v. Bey 3rdCIR 21DEC2018

United States v. Bey 3rdCIR 21DEC2018

At about 10:00 PM, Philadelphia police officers pulled a car over in a high-crime area for failing to come to a complete stop. There were three people in the car and each produced identification.  A warrant check revealed no outstanding warrants, but the officers smelled marijuana and saw marijuana residue on the floorboard and they …

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United States v. Martinez 10thCIR 18DEC2018

United States v. Martinez 10thCIR 18DEC2018

At 11:41AM, a Wells Fargo was robbed in Winslow, Arizona. The dispatcher identified two suspects: a man wearing a Bud Light hat and a man running “from the bank in the alley wearing a blue-and-white checkered shirt and blue jeans.”  At 12:13 PM, another report came in regarding a suspicious white Cadillac driven by a …

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United States v. McCants 3rdCIR 18DEC2018

United States v. McCants 3rdCIR 18DEC2018

A woman dials 911 and tells the dispatcher that a man with braided hair wearing a red hat is beating up his girlfriend and is about to kill her. The woman also states she thinks the man has a gun.  She provides the location and then she hangs up.  Police were in the area and …

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United States v Reddick 8thCIR 30NOV2018

United States v Reddick 8thCIR 30NOV2018

Police responded to a domestic violence call involving an automobile.  Although the person sought had fled on foot, a crowd had gathered around the crime scene.  The defendant (Reddick) approached the crime scene with his hands in his pockets.  When told by one officer to stop approaching the vehicle he failed to follow instructions and …

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United States v Hester 3rdCIR 30NOV2018

United States v Hester 3rdCIR 30NOV2018

Police observed a car park illegally by a store that was known to them to be a narcotics distribution point.  The defendant in this case (Hester) was a passenger.  When the driver admitted it wasn’t her car and she had no license, the defendant offered to drive and went to get out of the car. …

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Foster v Hellawell 9thCIR 20NOV2018

Foster v Hellawell 9thCIR 20NOV2018

Officer Jeremy Hellawell was dispatched to investigate a 911 call from a citizen who reported that a man matching Ernest Foster’s description was walking toward a shopping plaza armed with a concealed handgun. As the incident unfolded, Hellawell approached Foster at the shopping plaza to investigate the report, Foster fled, and Hellawell ultimately shot Foster …

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US v Hammond 10th Cir. (15MAY2018)

US v Hammond 10th Cir. (15MAY2018)

Police officers in Aurora Colorado pulled over a car for having a burned out taillight. The defendant in this case was a passenger in the vehicle. The officers identified the passenger as someone who was affiliated with the gang and was wearing gang colors. The officers conducted a pat-down frisk and found a firearm on …

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