The West Is Now Free. If you live east of Nevada, you can be detained and even handcuffed and proned-out at gun point is you are present during the arrest of another pursuant to a warrant. Now, this case mandates that if you live West of Utah, that the police cannot detain you if you are merely present during an arrest warrant execution. The other federal circuit courts of appeals hold otherwise.
“After 21 years in California of confusion by police officers, it is finally established that that they may not detain others present at the scene of an arrest warrant execution”, Steering said. Mr. Steering has been litigating this issue for 21 years.
November 17, 2017