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SCV: “Dangling object” leads to child neglect conviction (access required)

During a traffic stop based on the size of the defendant’s car air freshener, officers found a substantial amount of drugs, hundreds of dollars in loose cash, a loaded gun – and the defendant’s toddler. Background In 2013, Officer R. Dalton initiated a traffic stop based on an air freshener dangling from the rearview mirror of the ...