TN: Credibility determinations in motions to suppress are the province of the trial court

Credibility of the witnesses at a suppression hearing is entrusted to the trial court, and it isn’t subject to review on appeal. State v. Belt, 2019 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 208 (Apr. 1, 2019).

A conclusory or general objection to the R&R without citation of authority, pointing to errors of findings of fact or argument was insufficient.” Objections that, as here, merely ‘dispute[ ] the correctness of the magistrate’s recommendation’ without specifying the findings that Defendant ‘believe[s] were in error[,] … amount to general objections’ and do not warrant de novo review. Miller v. Currie, 50 F.3d 373, 380 (6th Cir. 1995). Further, the Court, upon review, finds Wagoner’s thin remonstrances meritless.” United States v. Wagoner, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 55494 (E.D. Ky. Apr. 1, 2019).*

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