AR: HBO film crew ride-along on drug raid doesn’t lead to suppression

An HBO film crew was doing a ride-along with the DEA and local DTF officers for the making of “Meth Storm.” Defendant raises via post-conviction that the ride-along film crew violated the Fourth Amendment and the state constitution. The court disagrees, noting that no case was cited nor found that the ride-along leads to suppression of the evidence. Wilson v. Layne was a § 1983 case. Also, a Fourth Amendment claim isn’t proper on post-conviction without an ineffective assistance claim. Harmon v. State, 2023 Ark. 179 (Dec. 7, 2023).

Speedy trial time is not tolled for a codefendant who doesn’t have his own motion to suppress under advisement. Jacobs v. State, 2023 Ark. App. 554 (Dec. 6, 2023).*

The CSLI warrant here was for a broad period of time and was largely overbroad. The government, however, gets the benefit of the good faith exception because of all the information it had in the investigation showing it was largely justified. United States v. Ali, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 216756 (D. Neb. Dec. 6, 2023).*

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