AR: No abuse of discretion in not forcing state to disclose that which it couldn’t get from HBO camera crew being at search

An HBO crew was present at the drug raid here while filming “Meth Storm.”
The prosecutor didn’t know about it until the eve of trial, and he sought to get the video and couldn’t, and he disclosed to the defense. The trial court did not abuse its discretion in not requiring the state to disclose or to do more to locate it. “Any possible Fourth Amendment claim Harmon may have against law enforcement under Wilson stemming from the presence of the filmmakers at the search is distinct from the State’s discovery obligation to obtain the video and identify all individuals present.” HBO was not an agent of the state, despite Wilson v. Layne (1999) that non-police camera crews shouldn’t be on raids. Harmon v. State, 2020 Ark. 217, 2020 Ark. LEXIS 214 (May 28, 2020).

Playpen warrant sustained on good faith exception. United States v. Safford, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 16962 (2d Cir. May 28, 2020).*

Defendant’s arrest is analyzed through four steps, and each complied with the Fourth Amendment. The search incident of his person that produced cash was reasonable. United States v. Ruffin, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 16985 (4th Cir. May 28, 2020).*

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