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Criminal Law — Search And Seizure — Officer Responding To Report Of Person Slumped Over Steering Wheel In Vehicle Parked In Parking Lot Was Permitted To Conduct Welfare Check

Dec 14th, 2018 in News by admin

Criminal law — Search and seizure — Officer responding to report of person slumped over steering wheel in vehicle parked in parking lot was permitted to conduct welfare check — However, officer’s community caretaker duty was satisfied when defendant roused and rotated head away from noise of officer tapping on window, and officer’s persistence in demanding defendant’s attention was not based on reasonable suspicion of criminal activity — Motion to suppress is granted