OH5: No 4A right to have copy of SW left at scene of search

The record only shows that the officer could not remember whether he gave a copy of the search warrant to the defendant. That doesn’t justify suppression of evidence because there is no Fourth Amendment right to have a copy of the search warrant left behind, even though it is common practice. State v. Petty, 2020-Ohio-1001, 2020 Ohio App. LEXIS 952 (5th Dist. Mar. 6, 2020).

The parole search of defendant’s car was with reasonable suspicion. “We conclude that reasonable suspicion supported the search based on the following: Poole’s possession of an active warrant for Meaux’s arrest on a charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle; a tip Poole received from detectives with the Crowley Police Department that Meaux was the suspect in a recent armed robbery; Poole’s knowledge of Meaux’s history of armed robbery charges and simple robbery convictions; Poole’s long relationship with Meaux and 15 years of experience as a parole officer; and Poole’s observation that Meaux was uncharacteristically nervous and unusually insistent that his girlfriend pick up her car immediately from the parole office when Poole arrested him on the warrant, which caused Poole to suspect that there was evidence of a crime in the car.” United States v. Meaux, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 8547 (5th Cir. Mar. 18, 2020).*

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