W.D.Tenn.: CI’s tip def had a gun was corroborated by def discarding it in view of officers

Police received a CI’s tip defendant had a gun. The tip alone lacked reliability until the officer saw defendant discard it. “Notably, the reasonable suspicion standard does not present the most demanding hurdle to overcome. See Kansas v. Glover, 140 S.Ct. 1183, 1188 (2020) (‘The reasonable suspicion inquiry falls considerably short of 51% accuracy, for, as we have explained, [t]o be reasonable is not to be perfect[.]’) (internal citations and quotations omitted).” It’s way less than probable cause. United States v. Williams, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67564 (W.D. Tenn. Apr. 7, 2021).*

Police officers pulled up and stopped where defendant was standing, and he fled. He had not been seized when he fled. United States v. Brown, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 10095 (11th Cir. Apr. 8, 2021).*

There was probable cause and nexus for the search warrant for defendant’s house. While some of the three year old information was old intel, the new information made it current enough. United States v. Robles, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 10103 (3d Cir. Apr. 8, 2021).*

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