CA3: When relying on social media posts for PC, innocent explanations aren’t required

The warrant affiant adequately corroborated the CIs. When relying on jewelry visible in defendant’s social media posts, it isn’t necessary for the affiant to prove they are real or actually his. For probable cause, innocent explanations don’t have to be explained away. United States v. Briggs, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 10788 (3d Cir. May 3, 2023).

The affidavit’s recounting of really detailed information from the CI established probable cause under Gates. United States v. Jianguang Guo, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76661 (D.R.I. May 2, 2023).*

Driving on the yellow line was reasonable suspicion for a traffic stop. State v. Mellinger, 2023-Ohio-1465 (9th Dist. May 3, 2023).*

Officers had a search warrant for a hotel room. When they got there, defendant had just come out of the room and was walking to a car in the parking lot. The officers attempted to stop him, and he attempted to flee, getting Tased. The stop was reasonable. United States v. Stevenson, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 10768 (8th Cir. May 3, 2023).*

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