W.D.Mo.: No right to return of electronic data where def already has it from gov’t

A motion for return of property under Rule 41(g) is properly denied where the defendant has complete electronic versions of the records. United States v. Womack, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39097 (W.D.Mo. March 25, 2016).

Defendant was pulled over because her license plate light was out. “The deputy approached the driver, now known to be Tanya Coder, and told her there was no license plate light on the vehicle. Coder responded, ‘Oh. I have been drinking.’” She argued that the video didn’t support the cause of the stop. The court viewed the video and disagrees that it does. State v. Coder, 2016 Iowa App. LEXIS 263 (March 23, 2016).*

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