W.D.N.Y.: “Affidavit of personal knowledge” to show standing isn’t satisfied by the officer’s police reports

The Second Circuit requires an affidavit of personal knowledge to establish standing to contest a search. The officer’s report wasn’t enough just because the officer believed that defendant’s residence was the target of the search. United States v. Lewis, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 64892 (W.D. N.Y. Apr 18, 2018).*

Driver unauthorized on the rental contract and the vehicle was overdue has no standing. As to the search of defendant’s residence, the court exercises its discretion to consider the good faith exception instead of probable cause. Because the search warrant affidavit isn’t “bare bones,” the good faith exception applies. United States v. Miller, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 65214 (D. S.C. Apr. 18, 2018).*

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