D.Neb.: No return of electronic media that had CP on it because def could possibly recover the contraband after erasure

Defendant is not entitled to return of electronic devices and media containing child pornography because of the mere possibility that the contraband could be recovered from it even after erasure. United States v. Buttercase, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 125078 (D. Neb. July 16, 2020).

Comparing the video with enhancement, the court can’t make out what the transcript provided says. That might create a false sense of what was said. But, for various “reasons, the Court finds credible Agent Perry’s testimony that he did not hear Defendant tell him he was asleep and so Perry did not violate Defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights by continuing the encounter and asking Defendant for identification.” The encounter remained consensual. “The Court also finds, based on the evidence and testimony, that Defendant consented to a search of the plastic bag with his response, ‘Go for it.’ Therefore, Agent Perry’s search of the plastic bag did not violate Defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights.” United States v. Rodriguez, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 124525 (D.N.M. July 15, 2020).*

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