United States of America v. Anthony Felix, Appellant, 946 F.2d 1567 (D.C. Cir. 1991)

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US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit - 946 F.2d 1567 (D.C. Cir. 1991) Aug. 29, 1991

Appeal from the United States District Court for District of Columbia, CR. No. 90-00120-01; John H. Pratt, J.

Before MIKVA, Chief Judge, and D.H. GINSBURG and RANDOLPH, Circuit Judges.



This appeal was considered on the record from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and on the briefs filed by the parties. The court has determined that the issues presented occasion no need for a published opinion. See D.C. Cir. Rule 14(c). It is

ORDERED and ADJUDGED that appellant's conviction be affirmed. According to police officer testimony, which the district court found credible, Felix was not questioned in circumstances that would cause a reasonable person, innocent of wrongdoing, to feel he was not free to terminate the encounter. Under governing precedent, therefore, no Fourth Amendment seizure occurred. See United States v. Lloyd, 868 F.2d 447, 450 (D.C. Cir. 1989); see also Florida v. Bostick, 59 U.S.L.W. 4708 (U.S. June 20, 1991). The district court's further determination that Felix voluntarily consented to the search of his bag is supported by the record.

The Clerk is directed to withhold issuance of the mandate herein until seven days after disposition of any timely petition for rehearing. See D.C. Cir. Rule 15.