CA2: GFE applies to particularity of SWs too

The good faith exception applies to particularity questions where the officer cannot reasonably be expected to question the scope of the warrant. United States v. Walker, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 11798 (2d Cir. May 15, 2023).

“Given that a police officer testified that he smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and that he observed an empty firearm holster in the vehicle, the officers had probable cause to search the vehicle.” United States v. Johnson, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 11729 (5th Cir. May 12, 2023).*

“Absolutely nothing in defendant’s affidavit or motion to suppress even hints at a claim of ownership or interest over the seized items. In fact, defendant’s motion simply states that the agents ‘allegedly found a Glock firearm … a magazine with eleven bullets, currency, three cellular telephones and a notebook.’ … Thus, not only does defendant disown any interest over the property (which would be fatal standing-wise), he does not admit that such items even exist at this juncture. In short, defendant has failed to establish a minimum reasonable expectation of privacy.” United States v. Latorre-Cacho, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 84010 (D.P.R. May 11, 2023).*

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