N.D.W.Va.: Pulling open def’s pocket to search it was intentional and unreasonable; exclusionary rule applied

Pulling open defendant’s pocket to search it was intentional and required applying the exclusionary rule. United States v. Jenkins, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 74739 (N.D. W.Va. Apr. 28, 2023).

The close relationship between the participants supported probable cause. It was unlikely one would pay the utility bills of the other without some relationship to each other. United States v. Lee, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75618 (D. Alaska May 1, 2023).*

Defendant’s claim that the search of his car violated the Fourth Amendment was patently frivolous. United States v. Chuanze Xu, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75644 (M.D. Pa. May 1, 2023).*

The search of defendant’s clothing before putting it in long term storage after his arrest was reasonable as an inventory. Inventories do not have to strictly comply with the rules if otherwise reasonable. State v. Manka, 2023 Neb. App. LEXIS 137 (May 2, 2023) (unpublished).*

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