CA10: Body camera video showed consent, and it was a far more congenial sounding conversation than the transcript read

The body camera video shows defendant’s mother consented to the search of the premises, and it is noticeably less allegedly coercive sounding than the transcript. United States v. Morris, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 29830 (10th Cir. Oct. 23, 2018).

The officers had plenty of probable cause that defendant had 10 lbs of methamphetamine in his vehicle. A CI provided information about defendant receiving the drugs, and defendant challenged the affidavit for search warrant for not mentioning the CI’s whole criminal history. It did mention the CI had a forgery warrant out. When the vehicle was surveilled, officers observed an attempted delivery of part of the load, and the vehicle using counter surveillance measures to avoid the police. On the totality, there was probable cause to stop the vehicle. [Thus, the CI was corroborated by defendant’s actions.] United States v. Alderete, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 29831 (10th Cir. Oct. 23, 2018).*

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