Army: Remotely wiping seized cell phone and watch tampered with search

The prosecution established defendant interfered with a search by remotely wiping her cell phone and watch when she knew they were in the possession of CID and to be searched in a manslaughter investigation. United States v. Strong, 2023 CCA LEXIS 2 (Army Ct. Crim. App. Jan. 6, 2023) (en banc).

A lawyer was arrested for what he claimed was a false report of sexual misconduct involving a client. He sued the arresting officer claiming a Franks violation and failure to investigate. There was probable cause on the face of the arrest papers, and the Franks violation, if it was, wasn’t material. Newport v. Payton, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 282 (8th Cir. Jan. 6, 2023).* Law360: 8th Circ. Scraps Atty’s Federal Claims Against Police Officer by Emily Sawicki

Plaintiff stated a claim for being pepper sprayed for free speech, but he fails on causation because this defendant wasn’t around him. Laney v. City of St. Louis, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 281 (8th Cir. Jan. 6, 2023).*

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