MO: Trial court’s credibility findings on search incident of backpack was binding on appeal

The trial court suppressed the search of defendant’s backpack as incident to his arrest. The trial court heard conflicting testimony on whether it was within his reach, and concluded it was not. That’s binding on the standard of review. State v. Branson, 2022 Mo. App. LEXIS 21 (Jan. 18, 2022).

“Defendants contend that the magistrate judge improperly relied on the officers smelling marijuana and Perez’s hasty exit from the vehicle in concluding that reasonable suspicion justified their investigatory detention.” They contend that’s not reasonable suspicion, but it is. United States v. Jocktane, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9950 (M.D.Pa. Jan. 19, 2022).*

Google transferred suspected child pornography in files to NCMEC, and this was a private search. United States v. Eley, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10387 (D.Nev. Jan. 20, 2022).*

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