Daily Archives: June 29, 2018

Franks doctrine 40 years old this week

The Franks doctrine, Franks v. Delaware, 438 U.S. 154 (1978), turned 40 on Tuesday. I missed it.

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WaPo: Facial recognition technology is finally more accurate in identifying people of color. Could that be used against immigrants?

WaPo: Facial recognition technology is finally more accurate in identifying people of color. Could that be used against immigrants? by Drew Harwell:

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WaPo: The Watch’ Blog: The ongoing problem of conveniently malfunctioning police cameras

WaPo: The Watch’ Blog: The ongoing problem of conveniently malfunctioning police cameras by Radley Balko: When cops aren’t punished for not using or misusing their body and dash cameras, the cameras are worse than useless.

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CA6: Removing records from a storage unit as police search your house was an obstruction of justice

Federal agents showed up at defendant’s house with a search warrant for records. They asked if he had other records elsewhere. He lied and said no. He left the house, went to a hardware store to buy boltcutters, and he … Continue reading

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GA: No REP in data in car’s airbag control module

Defendant did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the data from his vehicle’s airbag control module, because, while an outside observer cannot ascertain the information regarding the use and function of a vehicle with the same precision, a … Continue reading

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GA: Def’s cell phone was seized and downloaded w/o a warrant, but the download wasn’t searched until a SW was obtained; search valid under independent source

Defendant’s cell phone was seized and downloaded, but the download wasn’t searched without a search warrant. The court doesn’t even have to decide whether exigent circumstances permitted the download because the police had seized it lawfully and they have plenty … Continue reading

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IN: A reasonable person in def’s position would not have felt detained and could have asked for his partially blocked car to be let out

The officer was inquiring of suspicious persons but did not yet have reasonable suspicion. Defendant’s car was partially blocked in, and the inquiries weren’t directed at him. A reasonable person in his position would have felt he could have asked … Continue reading

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