M.D.Fla.: State court’s findings on PC [not appealed] not binding on federal court

A state court’s findings of lack of probable cause to proceed with some charges against the defendant isn’t binding on federal courts. “Based on the evidence presented at the hearing, including the 911 calls, bodycam footage, and the credible and direct testimony of both Burgoyne and Sullivan, the undersigned easily concludes that probable cause existed to conduct the traffic stop, detain Sims as a suspect in the investigation of the shooting incident, search the vehicle and, ultimately, arrest Sims.” United States v. Sims, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27119 (M.D. Fla. Feb. 12, 2021).

Removing that information from the affidavit for search warrant that defendant challenges still leaves probable cause based on informant hearsay. United States v. Jennings, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27052 (D. Utah Jan. 28, 2021).*

There is no reasonable expectation of privacy protecting against a general shakedown of a jail cell of a pretrial detainee. Towner v. Baker, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27154 (D. Kan. Feb. 12, 2021) [what could be more established that this?]

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