D.Ariz.: Squeezing a leather bag in a frisk and hearing bullets was reasonable

During a frisk, squeezing a leather bag without searching it was reasonable to look for a possible weapon. See United States v. Mattarolo, 209 F.3d 1153, 1158 (9th Cir. 2000). He heard the sound of bullets, and didn’t search further as to them. United States v. Elenes, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 209582 (D. Ariz. Dec. 20, 2017).

Defendant’s Franks challenge to a 161 page search warrant affidavit (likely building in a wiretap affidavit also at issue) pointed out two minor mistakes which are at worst minor and irrelevant to the finding of probable cause on the totality, if they are even mistakes at all. United States v. Sampel, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 211026 (W.D. N.Y. Dec. 21, 2017).*

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