N.D.Tex.: Not material to not mention def’s state of mind hours before the occurrence

Defendant claimed a Franks violation from the officer’s failure to include things that were true about defendant before things went south that night. It wasn’t material to defendant’s state of mind at the time of the occurrence. United States v. Green, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 206253 (N.D. Tex. Nov. 26, 2019).*

Defendant’s nervousness and failure to quickly produce his rental agreement really added nothing to the reasonable suspicion calculus. His two prior robbery convictions were more important, especially coupled with his not keeping his story straight about his travel plans and his volunteering irrelevant information and attempting to ingratiate himself with the officer. United States v. Calderon, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 206346 (N.D. Ala. Oct. 21, 2019),* adopted, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 204976 (N.D. Ala. Nov. 26, 2019).*

Officers had a search warrant for drugs, which defendant doesn’t contest. He does contest the seizure of guns found during the search, but officers knew he was a convicted felon, so that qualified for plain view. United States v. Lawton, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 206209 (S.D. Ga. Nov. 27, 2019).*

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