CA7: CI was a co-conspirator, and corroboration was required

This § 1983 case over a state court search warrant and search essentially seeks to relitigate in federal court the issuance of the warrant, which is not the prerogative of a federal court. Instead, the court finds corroboration of the CI who was well known to the police and exposing herself to criminal liability for even talking to them wasn’t constitutionally required. “The reports of known, accountable persons who claim to be victims of or participants in crime (Doe was both) may establish probable cause without corroboration; the police may leave to the judicial process the sorting of truth from fiction.” Summary judgment for the officers was proper. Walker v. Weatherspoon, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 22347 (7th Cir. Aug. 13, 2018).*

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