MD: IAC Brady claim fails over search claim

Defense counsel’s failure to seek the IAD file on the officers at a suppression hearing wasn’t ineffective assistance of counsel. The searching officer had an alleged propensity to exaggerate and excessively strip search. Here, however, another officer was there to testify that nothing was amiss. Strickland unsatisfied. Blake v. State, 2023 Md. LEXIS 380 (Aug. 29, 2023).

The officer arranged for the CI to do a drug deal and then observed defendant interacting with the CI and going in his house and coming back out. There was probable cause as to the house. State v. Syvilaylack, 2023-Ohio-3033 (5th Dist. Aug. 28, 2023).*

Execution of this search warrant by a member of the Missouri Highway Patrol and FBI agents did not violate state law that says warrants have to be executed by “peace officers.” MHP was included. State v. Scherrer, 2023 Mo. App. LEXIS 635 (Aug. 29, 2023).*

Impoundment of an unlicensed and unregistered motorcycle off the street was reasonable when plaintiff was arrested and jail. Owens v. Fitzgerald, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 152077 (D. Conn. Aug. 29, 2023).*

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