Breakfast In Collinsville … Hour-Long Illegal Search Yields Federal Lawsuit …

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Officer In Viral Traffic Stop Video Faces Federal Lawsuit

” It started with a traffic stop, then turned into a search for drugs. The entire incident was caught on tape and the video went viral. Now, the police officer in the video is heading to court for his decisions that day. While he said he had probable cause to search the car, the driver — and now a federal judge — disagree.

  The traffic stop happened on a December morning in 2011. Terrance Huff and his friend, Jon Seaton, were heading home to Ohio when a Collinsville Police Officer pulled them over for allegedly swerving into another lane on Interstate 70. The officer gave Huff a written warning, saying it would not cost him anything. Huff denies swerving, but didn’t argue with the officer. What happened next, though, is why Huff and Seaton are suing Officer Michael Reichert. First…

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