US v. Rivera, No. 08-2538
District court order granting defendant's motion to suppress statements made during a traffic stop and the evidence found in his vehicle is reversed and remanded where: 1) the court erred in finding that defendant's traffic stop was unreasonably prolonged, as the officer did not unreasonably extend the seizure of defendant prior to the completion of the routine records check and reasonably kept him in the patrol car after the records check; and 2) the dog sniff at the end of the traffic stop was de minimis and did not violate the Fourth Amendment.
Read US v. Rivera, No. 08-2538
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
Submitted: January 15, 2009
Filed: July 6, 2009
Before BYE, COLLOTON, and GRUENDER, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by COLLOTON, Circuit Judge.
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