D.R.I.: Church rectory was subject to a SW and it was treated as a single-family dwelling with separate bedrooms

A church rectory was the subject of a child pornography search warrant. Multiple people lived there, but there was no sign that it was a multi-family type dwelling: “A more detailed description of the building, however, is not provided. From these descriptions, it seems that the rectory does not possess the hallmarks of multi-unit dwellings such as a separate entrance, separate doorbell or mailboxes, and independent living space, and would be best characterized as a single-family residence, making the description in the warrant sufficiently particular, but this cannot be conclusively determined based on the available information.” Thus, the warrant was valid, and the good faith exception also applied. United States v. Jackson, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 205898 (D.R.I. Nov. 14, 2022).

The search warrant for defendant’s premises included the iPhone seized. The five month dely in getting a warrant for it was not an unreasonable delay. United States v. Taylor, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 206010 (E.D. Ky. Nov. 10, 2022).

A mechanic in a garage doing his job removed a door panel and contraband was found. The police were invited. This was a private search. United States v. Witherspoon, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 31446 (6th Cir. Nov. 14, 2022).*

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