E.D.Cal.: Broad discovery in hopes of finding a Franks violation isn’t proper under Rule 16

Defendant doesn’t get broad discovery just to see whether a Franks claim might be able to be made. He needs to be more specific and not just fish around. United States v. Walker, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92699 (E.D. Cal. June 3, 2019).

A woman with whom defendant had an altercation disappeared. The circumstances of that show probable cause to believe he might have been involved. The search warrant was sufficiently particular to produce evidence of whether he was involved in it. State v. Haggard, 2019 Wash. App. LEXIS 1388 (June 3, 2019).*

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