CA6: Personal check with residence address used in scheme was nexus to home

The 70 page search warrant affidavit in a bribery and kickback scheme showed probable cause for defendant’s residence. Records already seen showed a personal check on the home address was involved. He also was alleged to have diverted patients to a private clinic of his. United States v. Hills, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 5669 (6th Cir. Mar. 3, 2022).

The affidavit for the warrant for defendant’s premises did not state probable cause to show that he was involved in a drug overdose death and evidence would be there, but it did show probable cause based on controlled buys. United States v. Piner, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 37340 (S.D.Ohio Mar. 3, 2022).*

Officers did not violate the Fourth Amendment and were entitled to summary judgment on citizen’s excessive force claim. They took him to the ground and held him there face-down for only as long as it took to handcuff him, and they only brought him to the ground in response to movements by him that the officers reasonably believed to be resistance to arrest. Buehler v. Dear, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 5707 (5th Cir. Mar. 3, 2022).*

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