LA2: Hearsay admissible in suppression hearings; here it was officer’s preliminary hearing testimony which showed exigency

Hearsay is admissible in a suppression hearing. The parties agreed here that the officer’s testimony at the preliminary hearing would be the basis for the suppression hearing, and it shows exigent circumstances for the entry into defendant’s home. State v. Bates, 2018 La. App. LEXIS 350 (La. App. 2 Cir. Feb. 28, 2018).

Defendant attached transcripts and reports to his post-conviction petition but didn’t explain their relevance to his ineffective assistance of counsel on a search issue claim. “Without more information or explanation, it is not possible to discern the possible importance of this information. Mizell fails to specify with reasonable particularity a factual basis for relief and thus, fails to allege a claim which, if established, would entitle him to relief.” State ex rel. Mizell v. State, 2018 La. LEXIS 495 (Feb. 28, 2018) (per curiam) (adopting trial court’s findings).*

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