Dec. 6, 2022 – Claypool v. Superior Court (3rd Dist., C096620)

After performing a traffic stop on defendant’s car, police searched the car based on the parole status of a backseat passenger and found a loaded firearm inside a locked glove box. In a writ proceeding, the Court of Appeal reverses the denial of defendant’s motion to suppress, finding that the evidence does not support a reasonable inference that the backseat passenger could have secreted contraband in the glove box after becoming aware of police.