W.D.Wash.: A potential claim of excessive force during a search doesn’t justify discovery of other alleged incidents of excessive force during searches

Defendant plans a suppression motion claiming that the search was invalid for use of excessive force during the search. He seeks discovery of other allegations of excessive force during searches by the officers, and it’s denied as speculative. United States v. Allen, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 95317 (W.D. Wash. June 6, 2019).*

Considering the standard of review and the presumption favoring warrants, “Although perhaps minimally sufficient, the undersigned magistrate judge finds that Officer Friedrichsen’s affidavit provided probable cause for the issuance of the search warrant.” United States v. Mitchell, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97910 (D. Neb. June 11, 2019).*

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