E.D.Mich.: Affidavit for SW for cell phones in RICO conspiracy showed PC that phones were used for planning crimes

In a RICO conspiracy case, the affidavit for a search warrant for cell phones to look for evidence of defendant’s using cell phones to plan crimes adequately showed probable cause to believe evidence of their contact would be found on the cell phones. United States v. Jefferson, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 72743 (E.D.Mich. June 5, 2015).*

A nine year old girl at a sleep over at defendant’s house told her mother that she “dreamed” that defendant had taken off her pajama bottoms and photographed her. Defendant admitting going in the room but not to photographing her. A search warrant issued for child pornography, and some was found that defendant had created. The district court credited that this was a euphemism for describing something that actually happened. Granting the warrant the deference it deserves, it was issued with probable cause. United States v. Aleshire, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 9428 (7th Cir. June 5, 2015).*

A stopped motorist swinging at another motorist stated reasonable suspicion. The officer did not see contact being made, but there was still reasonable suspicion. State v. Evans, 2015 Ariz. LEXIS 189 (June 4, 2015).*

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