Appeal No. 121,944: State of Kansas v. Jennifer L. Goodro
Appeal No. 121,944 archived oral argument
The Supreme Court affirmed a decision denying Goodro's motion to suppress drug evidence. Goodro relied on K.S.A. 22-2401(c)(2)(A), which limits misdemeanor arrests to situations where an officer has probable cause to believe the suspect will not be apprehended. Based on evidence Goodro had not given her last name, lived in another city, had transportation problems, and had a prior theft conviction, and failure to appear. The Reno County District Court denied Goodro's motion, a Court of Appeals panel affirmed, and Goodro petitioned for review. In a unanimous opinion written by Justice Melissa Taylor Standridge, the Court affirmed the panel. The totality of the circumstances from the objective standpoint of a reasonable law enforcement officer supported the district court's finding of probable cause.