United States v. Gomez, No. 16-181 (2d Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
The Supreme Court's decision in Rodriguez v. United States, ––– U.S. –––, 135 S. Ct. 1609 (2015), abrogated the Second Circuit's holding in United States v. Harrison, 606 F.3d 42, 45 (2d Cir. 2010). In this case, the court held that the extension of defendant's traffic stop violated the Fourth Amendment. Nonetheless, the court held that the good‐faith exception to the exclusionary rule applied because the officers reasonably relied on the court's then‐binding precedent. Furthermore, the district court did not clearly err in concluding that the initial traffic stop was valid and that defendant consented to the searches. Accordingly, the court affirmed the judgment.