GA: Police were reasonable in stopping def because he looked like the guy wanted in an arrest warrant although it turned out he wasn’t the guy

Officers could approach defendant to talk to him because he generally fit the description and location of a person named in an arrest warrant. It turned out that he wasn’t the guy, but it doesn’t make it unreasonable to stop him. Miller v. State, 2019 Ga. App. LEXIS 497 (Sept. 9, 2019).

Police had an arrest warrant for a person also living at defendant’s address, and they entered on the arrest warrant and did a protective sweep. A sawed-off shotgun was found during the sweep, and it’s admissible and won’t be suppressed. United States v. Ford, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 107424 (N.D. Ind. June 27, 2019), on reconsideration, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 154555 (N.D. Ind. Sept. 11, 2019) (the parties’ mistake in their stipulation as to where gun actually was doesn’t change the outcome; it was still within plain view).

The affidavit for the search warrant shows plenty of probable cause. The alleged misstatements aren’t material at all. United States v. Aviles, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 27517 (3d Cir. Sept. 12, 2019).*

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