NY2: CBP had RS for computer search for CP on def’s return through customs

Defendant was an airline pilot. HSI conducted a child pornography search at a residence in Texas that had an IP address associated with defendant, but none was found. Reasonably believing he had child pornography on his devices, they found he was flying back from Montreal to JFK and CBP was waiting for him. They had reasonable suspicion to search his devices on entry. His consent to open the iPad was not coerced. He was told he was free to leave, but his iPad wasn’t. He willingly entered the password. People v. Perkins, 2020 NY Slip Op 03425, 2020 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 3514 (2d Dept. June 17, 2020).

There was reasonable suspicion for a defendant’s stop for something hanging from the mirror, and defendant’s mistake of law claim is moot. It was on its face a violation of Chicago city ordinance. United States v. Jackson, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 18953 (7th Cir. June 17, 2020).*

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