N.D.W.Va.: One officer can swear to an affidavit prepared by another under the 4A

The fact one officer swore to an affidavit prepared by another on the other’s knowledge is not a constitutional violation. Moreover, the good faith exception applies. United States v. Parrish, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 178155 (N.D. W.Va. Oct. 15, 2019).

Officers had probable cause to initiate the contact with defendant, and he consented to a search of his hotel room based on the fact that the credit card used to rent the room was counterfeit. Defense counsel can’t be ineffective for not raising nonmeritorious grounds. Ntow v. United States, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 178126 (E.D. Mo. Oct. 15, 2019).*

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