United States of America v. William Wright, Appellant, 948 F.2d 782 (D.C. Cir. 1991)Annotate this Case
Before HARRY T. EDWARDS, SILBERMAN and STEPHEN F. WILLIAMS, 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 Wright's conviction be affirmed. The atmosphere on the bus was not so coercive as to render his encounter with the police officers an unlawful seizure. See United States v. Lewis, 921 F.2d 1294 (D.C. Cir. 1990). Furthermore, Wright's denial of ownership of the bag from which the narcotics were recovered was not occasioned by any police misconduct, deception or coercion. Thus, the trial court correctly concluded that Wright had abandoned the bag. Id. at 1303.
FURTHER ORDERED that Wright's motion to remand be dismissed as moot.
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.