stop, extension of stop, and search of vehicle proper

Facts In May 2020, Officer Colby Terrell of the Oxford Police Department (OPD) pulled Anthony Smith over on Highway 6 near Old Taylor Road in Oxford. Terrell testified that he observed Smith’s Chevrolet Tahoe veer off the right side of the road. Terrell followed Smith and turned on his dash camera. As they approached Old […]

there was probable cause to arrest second amendment protesters

Facts (If you are new to 1983 actions, click here for help) Christopher Grisham and James Everard are self-styled “Second Amendment protestors” who had been involved in several protests advocating for the repeal of a City ordinance that governs the unauthorized carrying of loaded firearms. This case arises out of their arrests on March 27, […]

Trash pull from curtilage of home is legal

Facts John Lee conditionally pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 846, and to one count of possession of firearms by a convicted felon, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), reserving his right to contest the denial of his motion to […]

Officer had reasonable suspicion to prolong stop and probable cause to search vehicle

Facts (If you are new to 1983 actions, click here for help) On March 2, 2020, Yoel Weisshaus was traveling with a passenger, Ms. Lee, from Oklahoma to Scottsdale, Arizona when he was pulled over in Texas by Officer Teichelman for speeding and displaying an obscured license plate and registration insignia. Teichelman requested to see […]