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Posted by John Rutkowski | Sep 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

On appeal, the court found that law enforcement officers may, as a matter of course, detain passengers of a vehicle for the reasonable duration of a traffic stop without violating the Fourth Amendment. And that the duration of the traffic stop was reasonably extended in order for backup officers to arrive after belligerent passenger was placed in handcuffs.

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Mr. Rutkowski has been practicing law for the past twenty years. Prior to practicing law Mr. Rutkowski served twelve years as a deputy sheriff, retiring to attend law school. Starting his law-enforcement career as a patrol deputy which included two years on the DUI squad; Mr. Rutkowski moved up the ranks becoming a corporal in the field training program which give him the responsibility for training new recruits.


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