NE: Inventory wasn’t pretext for investigation; body cam video showed how it was done, and written policy could be testified to

Defendant’s vehicle was lawfully impounded, as it would have been in any event, and then it was inventoried. The state’s failure to put the inventory policy into evidence was not fatal because there was testimony about it. The inventory search was also shown on body camera, and that helps the court conclude that the inventory was valid and not merely a pretext for an investigation. The officers inspected nearly everything but didn’t write everything down. State v. Briggs, 28 Neb. App. 65 (Feb. 25, 2020).

The affidavit for search warrant fairly showed probable cause to believe defendant was involved in a robbery. Moreover, the affidavit was not so clearly deficient that the good faith exception would not apply. Also, the search warrant was not stale: “The warrant at issue here sought firearms, clothing, and cell phones, which are items likely to be kept long after the crime is committed.” United States v. Jackson, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33730 (W.D.La. Feb. 11, 2020),* adopted 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33127 (W.D.La. Feb. 25, 2020).*

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