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United States v. Garcia

Train passenger opens his luggage for inspection by Nebraska officer, who then asks to reach into the bag. The passenger replies, “Um, I don’t know why?” Not responding, the officer instead reaches in, finds contraband. Eighth Circuit (over a dissent): No need to suppress the evidence. The encounter was entirely voluntary and consensual.


Tags: 2018, Eighth Circuit, Fourth Amendment, Police, Searches and Seizures

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