NJ: Reliability of CI isn’t a question for a bail hearing

“We do not rule on the validity of the search warrant now. But we note that it supports the informant’s veracity by pointing to past instances of reliability, and expressly details what the informant knew of the criminal activity from personal observation. The fact that no gun was recovered does not undermine the source’s prior history or reliability. [¶] It was therefore not appropriate to discount the weight of the evidence based on the informant’s reliability.” State v. Mercedes, 2018 N.J. LEXIS 540 (May 1, 2018).

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