ICYMI – SCOTUS: Cop’s delay voids drug seizure

[8:50 P.M., April 21, 2015]  This morning, in Rodriguez v. US, the US Supreme Court ruled that once a police officer completes his mission during a motor vehicle stop, it is unreasonable and unlawful to further detain the stopped vehicle in the absence of a reasonable suspicion. In Rodriguez, this delay resulted in the suppression of drugs seized from the stopped vehicle based upon a sniff search by a trained police dog.

Click here to read the PDF of the opinion.

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