M.D.Fla.: Lack of clarity of motion to suppress leads to denial

“Defendant’s motion is not a model of clarity.” “As an overarching concern, Defendant has not met his burden to be ‘sufficiently definite, specific, detailed, and nonconjectural’ in presenting a substantial claim as to either warrant.” “Defendant has not presented any argument at all regarding the sufficiency of the search warrant. He has also failed to assert that he has standing. And with regard to the arrest warrant, Defendant has not made a cogent argument that the warrant lacked probable cause or specified what relief he seeks.” In re Whitfield, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 204403 (M.D. Fla. Nov. 9, 2022).

Defendant fled Arkansas to Key West immediately after a murder, and he was arrested in Key West when his plane landed. He had property stolen from the victim on him, and the search warrant for his backpack with him was issued with probable cause to believe evidence linking him to the murder would be in there. The backpack seized in Florida on his arrest was returned to Arkansas for execution of the warrant. The parolee search waiver issue doesn’t even have to be addressed. Cone v. State, 2022 Ark. 201 (Nov. 10, 2022).* [The parole search issue was a slam dunk for the state.]

The trial court clearly didn’t err in holding that a turn signal was required and defendant’s failure was justification for the stop. State v. Cremeans, 2022-Ohio-3932, 2022 Ohio App. LEXIS 3767 (4th Dist. Oct. 19, 2022).*

Pro se prisoner plaintiff’s case against the Memphis PD for his search and arrest was barred by Heck and statute of limitations. Roker v. City of Memphis, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 31167 (6th Cir. Nov. 8, 2022).*

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