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E. King Poor featured in article “Split panel rules GPS software supports vehicle search”

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Officer Travis Ellefritz received alerts from a GPA-enabled surveillance system that gunshots have been fired in the area and that resulted in his decision to stop and search Terrill A. Rickmon Sr.'s vehicle.

Below is an excerpt:

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Terrill A. Rickmon Sr.’s motion to suppress the handgun found in the car in which he was a passenger.

On a question of first impression, the court’s majority rejected the argument that the stop and search violated Rickmon’s Fourth Amendment right to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.

In a dissent, Chief Judge Diane P. Wood wrote Rickmon’s motion to suppress the gun should have been granted.


Luke Cass of Quarles & Brady LLP in Washington, D.C., argued the case on behalf of Rickmon.

Other attorneys representing Rickmon include E. King Poor of Quarles’ Chicago office.