CA5: GFE applies to showing of nexus

The good faith exception applies to the warrant affidavit’s showing of nexus. The showing wasn’t great, but it was sufficient to not be bare bones. The officer adequately connected defendant to the premises. United States v. Jackson, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 13147 (5th Cir. May 16, 2022).

The affidavit for search warrant here was based on an anonymous source, but it was corroborated by the officers through intel, records searches, and surveillance. [Remember Gates?] Probable cause and nexus were shown, and the good faith exception applies. United States v. Burrell, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 87168 (E.D.Mich. May 14, 2022).*

Defendant’s speeding at 20 over at 2:30 am then his slurred speech and appearance was reasonable suspicion of DUI. Tex. Dep’t of Pub. Safety v. Diaz, 2022 Tex. App. LEXIS 3295 (Tex. App. – Texarkana May 16, 2022).*

On Super Bowl weekend, Seminole Police Department officers were patrolling outside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and they saw defendant dressed as a security guard but with a “badge” they did not recognize as law enforcement or casino security. They talked to him and came to reasonable suspicion that he had a gun in a backpack. The encounter was consensual. United States v. Philpot, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 13113 (11th Cir. May 16, 2022).*

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