United States of America v. Rodney Cyrus, A/k/a Victor Lawrence Barlow, Appellant, 18 F.3d 953 (D.C. Cir. 1994)

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US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit - 18 F.3d 953 (D.C. Cir. 1994)

March 9, 1994

Before: EDWARDS, SENTELLE and HENDERSON, 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 an opinion. See D.C. Cir. Rule 36(b). It is

ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the district court's order filed December 20, 1991, denying appellant's motion for a new trial, be affirmed substantially for the reasons stated therein. The district court properly concluded that appellant's trial counsel was not ineffective in failing to argue that evidence should have been suppressed on the basis of an illegal seizure. The circumstances of appellant's encounter with the police were not such that a reasonable person would not feel free to disregard the police presence and go about his business. California v. Hodari D., 499 U.S. 621 (1991).

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 41.