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Case No. 21-0828

State of Iowa
Jaheim Romaine Cyrus

Jaheim Cyrus seeks further review of the court of appeals’ opinion affirming the district court’s denial of his motion to suppress evidence, arguing he was unlawfully seized when, after a call regarding a “suspicious” car parked on the street, a police officer pulled-up “behind and adjacent to the driver’s side of the car, then shined his directional spotlight on the door.”

Trial Court Case No.:


State of Iowa


Jaheim Romaine Cyrus

Attorney for the Resister

Genevieve Reinkoester, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Applicant

Josh Irwin, Assistant Appellate Defender

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Sep 29, 2023 1:30 PM University of Iowa, College of Law


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 17, 2023

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 11, 2023

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Brendan E. Greiner and Odell G. McGhee II, District Associate Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J. (11 pages)

            Jaheim Romaine Cyrus appeals the denial of his motion to suppress.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the officer did not create a coercive environment constituting an illegal search and affirm the district court’s ruling.

Other Information

Date Further Review is Granted:
Apr 26, 2023
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