CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the arrest was justified under the community care-taking doctrine?
Defendant appealed from the denial of his motion to suppress evidence. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals held that where defendant was stopped after a report that a child was with defendant, that defendant was armed and threatened to kill anyone who came to get the child, and where defendant escalated the situation during the welfare check, officers had a reasonable basis to arrest defendant under the community care-taking doctrine.
United States v. Halter, 20-1219, Erickson, J. Appealed from the United States District Court, Southern District of Iowa.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.