Cases

US v Richmond 7thCIR 13 MAY 2019

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Around midnight in Oct 2016 two officers in a marked patrol car were driving in the Capitol Street Corridor section of Milwaukee. This is a high crime area known for drugs and armed robberies and gin violence. As they drove through an intersection, they saw Richmond walking towards their direction on the sidewalk. He had […]

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United States v. Coleman 6thCIR 3MAY2019

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This case had two issues. The first was whether probable cause existed for the issuance of a tracking warrant.  The second was whether the ATF agents violated Coleman’s Fourth Amendment rights when they first entered the condominium parking lot and then again when they went onto his driveway (which Coleman argues was his curtilage). The […]

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United States v. Houston   8thCIR   10APR2019

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At 0100 three officers are dispatched to a neighborhood in Davenport, Iowa to respond to “shots fired” disturbance complaints. This neighborhood accounted for nearly a third of all shots fired calls for the preceding ten-month period. When they arrived, the officers spotted Houston with their flashlights.  Houston ran and did not stop when they commanded […]