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US v. Roberts, 09-50067

Defendants' firearm possession convictions are affirmed where: 1) the court would not second-guess the judgment of experienced law enforcement officers concerning the risks of this particular situation; 2) defendants did not argue that the protective sweep at issue was anything more than a cursory inspection of only those spaces where a person may hide; and 3) the police were justified in temporarily seizing the weapons under these circumstances.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/13/2010
  • Published 07/16/2010


  • Emilio M. Garza


  • United States Fifth Circuit