Daily Archives: December 11, 2017

NBC Chicago: Every Chicago Patrol Officer Equipped With a Body Camera

NBC Chicago: Every Chicago Patrol Officer Equipped With a Body Camera: Chicago now has the largest deployment of body cameras in the country, according to CPD, which previously said the total number of cameras throughout the department would reach 7,000.

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TN: Search issue was decided in first appeal, and that’s law of the case and can’t be relitigated

Defendant’s search issue was decided in a prior appeal, and that makes it law of the case. State v. Weilacker, 2017 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 1018 (Dec. 8, 2017). The government doesn’t oppose return of some of the seized evidence, … Continue reading

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N.D.Ind.: State court GPS tracking order limited to Indiana didn’t prevent FBI from using it under 4A when car went to California

Defendant was suspected of a bank robbery, and the government presented a GPS tracking warrant affidavit to an Indiana judge to track defendant in Indiana. Shortly thereafter, defendant drove to Los Angeles, and he was stopped for a traffic offense … Continue reading

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WaPo: The Supreme Court’s privacy case shows Congress needs to draw new lines

WaPo: The Supreme Court’s privacy case shows Congress needs to draw new lines:

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D.Me.: CP on a cell phone is nexus to CP being on a computer

Child pornography on defendant’s cell phone is nexus to his computer. Computers are common storage devices for cell phone pictures and information. “Common sense suggests that if an individual has images of child pornography downloaded to one electronic device, the … Continue reading

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W.D.N.C.: Timely motion to suppress was enough to have to continue trial date over def’s objection

Defendant filed a motion to suppress but didn’t want the trial delayed. Based on the time for the government to respond and the USMJ to prepare findings of fact and conclusions of law, the trial would have to be continued … Continue reading

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DE: IAC 4A claim requires alleging then showing that the motion to suppress not pursued would have been granted

Defendant wanted to plead guilty in his drug case at the first appearance, and defense counsel persuaded him to wait until discovery was complete. Defendant then wanted to plead, but later he claimed that defense counsel failed to consider all … Continue reading

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IN: Second patdown had its own RS def was still armed

Defendant was hostile and aggressive toward officers, and a second patdown was conducted after he was handcuffed finding a gun. His actions continued and heightened concern that he had a weapon on him. J.R. v. State, 2017 Ind. App. LEXIS … Continue reading

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CA11: RS can be found by collective knowledge

Probable cause to search defendant’s vehicle existed based on officers’ collective knowledge, including a tip from an informant who had recently been found with cocaine, identified defendant as his primary supplier, and described how she hid cocaine under her car’s … Continue reading

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