FL4: SW papers are public records, and due process requires def to see them

Search warrant papers are discoverable to the defense and the unredacted parts are public records that must be disclosed. “The state asks us to prevent the disclosure of information that it had redacted from search warrants and warrant applications related to this pending criminal prosecution. We deny the petition and require an unredacted disclosure of the search warrants and applications to the defendant. Due process mandates it.” State v. Wooten, 2018 Fla. App. LEXIS 17002 (Fla. 4th DCA Nov. 29, 2018).

The officer accurately reported what information he received, and that’s no basis for a Franks claim. The search warrants were for that, not just arrest warrants. United States v. Brown, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 203266 (W.D. Mo. Nov. 30, 2018).*

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