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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Miller
People v. Curtis Gipson
Citation:786 N.E.2d 540 (Ill. 2003)
An officer stopped Gipson (defendant) because Gipson’s vehicle had a cracked windshield and a search of his license plate revealed that his driver’s license had been revoked. After placing Gipson in the back of the squad car, the officer conducted an inventory search of Gipson’s vehicle pursuant to the State Police Policy, which required police to check the passenger compartment and trunk area for any valuables. The officer found a bag inside the trunk of Gipson’s car containing crack cocaine.
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