No Error In Illegal Reentry Arrest, 8th Circ. Rules

Law360 (May 3, 2021, 9:10 PM EDT) -- North Dakota police officers accused of violating a Mexican man's constitutional rights acted within their authority when they detained him during a burglary investigation on suspicion of being illegally present in the U.S., the Eighth Circuit ruled Monday.

A panel of three judges ruled that local police officers and Border Patrol acted reasonably when cooperating with each other to question and detain Rafael Puebla-Zamora at his apartment building, affirming a lower court's refusal to suppress evidence of a previous deportation order that turned up during the officers' search of the building.

"Here, police officers reasonably contacted Border Patrol to identify an...

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