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US v. Evans, No. 07-2565

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By FindLaw Staff on September 22, 2009 4:06 PM

Defendant's conviction for threatening to assault a federal law enforcement officer is affirmed where: 1) the Federal Protective Service (FPS) officers reasonably exercised their investigative and protective authority pursuant to 40 U.S.C. section 1315 when they left federal property to surveil defendant's vehicle; 2) defendant's conduct, by tailgating the FPS officers' marked police vehicle and making hand gestures simulating firing of a handgun, provided the FPS officers with probable cause to arrest defendant regardless of her presence on non-federal property; 3) district court properly affirmed the magistrate judge's ruling denying motion to suppress as defendant's response to the officer was spontaneously volunteered and unresponsive to the officer's question.      

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Appellate Information

Argued: June 12, 2009

Decided and Filed: September 22, 2009


Opinion by Judge Griffin


For Appellant:  Todd Shanker, Federal Defender Office

For Appellee:  Kathleen Moro Nesi, Assistant United States Attorney

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