Robert Weisler (2015)

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On September 8, 2015, Jefferson Parish Louisiana Sheriff's Office Detective David Michel and Deputy Travis Enclard stopped Robert Weisler's vehicle because the windows were too heavily tinted. Sergeant Julio Alvarado arrived after the stop. During their investigation, the deputies found Weisler in possession of equipment that a law enforcement officer might possess, including a computer stand, emergency lights, and an emergency siren. Weisler was arrested for falsely impersonating a police officer and possessing prescription medications.[1][2]

On February 4, 2016, all charges were dismissed.[2]

Weisler paid the fine for improper window tint. [1]

On September 8, 2016, Weisler filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, alleging violations of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments.[2]

On November 9, 2017, the District Court ruled against Weisler. [3]

On December 15, 2017, Weisler appealed to the US Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.[3]

On July 10, 2018, Weisler's appeal was denied.[3]

The case was appealed to the United States Supreme Court, in an attempt to get an updated ruling on qualified immunity. [4]

On January 7, 2019, the Supreme Court declined to get involved in the case.[5]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Petition for a Writ of Certiorari, United States Supreme Court
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Michael Abella, Retired police officer alleges he was wrongfully arrested by Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana Record, 2016-10-12
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Case #: 2:16-cv-14582, Louisiana Eastern District Court
  4. Reply Brief for Petitioner, United States Supreme Court
  5. Court Order, United States Supreme Court, 2019-01-07