NY1: Cross-exam of police officers’ alleged deficient investigation opened door to CI’s information

Defendant’s cross-examination of officers on the alleged lack of quality of their investigation opened the door to why they were there, the CI’s story. The trial court mitigated the prejudice by a limiting instruction. People v. Brown, 2018 NY Slip Op 02134, 2018 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 2013 (1st Dept. Mar. 27, 2018).

Police were investigating a heroin overdose, and the arrival of a car at the scene gave reasonable suspicion to believe that a crime had occurred. That turned into probable cause. United States v. McCrackin, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 51827 (S.D. Ohio Mar. 28, 2018).*

Defense counsel wasn’t ineffective because the search warrant wasn’t unlawful. Coleman v. United States, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 51231 (D. Md. Mar. 28, 2018).*

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