W.D.La.: Def didn’t have a REP in a friend’s carport visible from the street when police saw him

Defendant was on the carport of a house, and he was mistaken for a wanted person. It was not unconstitutional for officers to tell him to put his hands on his head for safety reasons. Officers came in and he fled. See Hodari D. He didn’t have a reasonable expectation of privacy in another’s carport that was visible from the street. United States v. Ferguson, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 95075 (W.D. La. June 6, 2019).*

Defendant’s consent was mere acquiescence to a claim of authority. It’s on video, and the video doesn’t show the consent. Defendant’s admission he had a blunt in the car was probable cause and allows a full search of the car. United States v. Byrd, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94970 (M.D. Pa. June 6, 2019).*