D.Md.: Instagram SW was valid by GFE despite weak PC, but it was excessively searched

“The Instagram Motion [to suppress] will be granted in part. Although the probable cause to search Rivers’ Instagram account was weak, the Leon good faith exception applies and the evidence will therefore not be suppressed on the basis of a lack of probable cause. However, as discussed in more detail below, the Government did not reasonably conduct its March and June 2023 reviews of the massive amount of data that was entrusted to it and the evidence obtained from those reviews will be suppressed. The Court will hear additional argument and evidence with respect to data reviewed prior to March 2023 to determine whether any evidence obtained through such earlier reviews should be admitted at trial.” United States v. Cawthorn, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 142471 (D.Md. July 14, 2023).

Decedent’s coming at officers from 13′ with a large knife drawn objectively justified deadly force. Quinones v. City of Edina, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 21360 (8th Cir. Aug. 16, 2023).*

Once DNA is taken, a separate warrant isn’t required for its testing and further comparison. People v. Gonzalez-Mendoza, 2023 NY Slip Op 32771(U), 2023 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 4084 (Putnam Co. July 7, 2023).*

This entry was posted in DNA, Excessive force, Scope of search, Social media warrants. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.