Each week we review federal and state appellate decisions that have an impact on the legal aspects of law enforcement. Selected cases are summarized and posted on this page. Clicking on a case will provide the full summary as well as a link to the full decision.

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U.S. v. Brown 9thCIR 5JUN2019

Police officers received a 911 call indicating that an unidentified resident of the YMCA reported that a black man was carrying…

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United States v. Tello 5thCIR 21May2019

The defendant in this case argued that Border Patrol Agents impermissibly extended an immigration checkpoint stop beyond its limited immigration purpose…

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US v Bradley   8thCIR   13MAY2019

This case provides an excellent review of what is required to establish probable cause using anonymous tips and confidential informants. The…

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