US v. GOULD, 02-30629
District court erred as a matter of law in holding that a protective sweep can never be valid unless incident to an arrest, and on that sole basis granting the motion to suppress. (Republished opinion)
- Decided 03/24/2004
- Published 04/12/2004
- GARWOOD, Circuit Judge:, Before KING, Chief Judge, and GARWOOD, JOLLY, HIGGINBOTHAM, DAVIS, JONES, SMITH, WIENER, BARKSDALE, EMILIO M. GARZA, DeMOSS, BENAVIDES, STEWART, DENNIS, CLEMENT and PRADO, Circuit Judges.
- United States Fifth Circuit
- For Appellant:
- M. Patricia Jones, Asst. U.S. Atty. (argued), Baton Rouge, LA, for Plaintiff-Appellant.
- For Appellees:
- Rebecca L. Hudsmith, Federal Public Defender (argued), Joseph R. Streva, Jr., Lafayette, LA, for Defendant-Appellee.