CA11: Adding in the omitted information still showed PC

“Detective Tuck’s affidavit omitted some information favorable to Martelli, but even if we assume that those omissions were intentional or reckless, the claim still fails. It fails because, even including all the omitted information, a reasonable officer in Tuck’s position could have believed that there was probable cause. We will start by recounting the information that should have been included in the affidavit but wasn’t, then discuss why there was arguable probable cause even when considering that information.” Martelli v. Knight, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 14444 (11th Cir, May 14, 2021).

“Here, the Affidavit contained information to support the CS’s reliability.” “And for good measure, the Affidavit also contains evidence of independent police corroboration. Investigators verified the CS’s story during the controlled buy, searching him both before and after the alleged buy, finding narcotics only when the CS came back from the Residence.” United States v. Sheridan, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92902 (N.D. Ohio May 17, 2021).*

“Here, the affidavit contains detailed instances in May 2019 which provided more than ample probable cause for the issuing magistrate judge to conclude that evidence of drug dealing and firearms would be found at 151 Hartford Turnpike.” The good faith exception also applies. United States v. Melendez, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92229 (D. Mass. May 13, 2021).*

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