M.D.Pa.: Three robberies was a pattern sufficient to allow a broader search period and thus overcame this staleness challenge

Three armed robberies showed a pattern of activity that allowed a broader period in the application for the warrant, and thus overcame a staleness challenge. The affidavits for search warrant provided a substantial basis for finding probable cause, especially considering the deferential standard of review. And, of course, the good faith exception would apply in any event. United States v. Ross, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103341 (M.D. Pa. June 20, 2018).

A farm worker lived on the farm’s property, and police were called to a disturbance. The owner and a cotenant gave consent to the police to enter the common area, and they did. The body camera shows the officer never entered the private bedrooms. The entry into the common area was lawful. United States v. Garcia, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103683 (E.D. Ky. June 21, 2018).*

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