CA5: Officer gets QI for shooting into a car under these circumstances

In a case of shooting into a car, “In sum, plaintiffs have not pointed to sufficient authority clearly establishing that Coborn’s conduct violated the law under the specific circumstances he was facing, and thus he is entitled to qualified immunity.” Baker v. Coburn, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 12128 (5th Cir. May 17, 2023).*

A passenger in a car can challenge the stop, and this one was with reasonable suspicion because of a lane change. United States v. Jenkins, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 87388 (E.D. Mich. May 18, 2023).*

Both Microsoft and NCMEC determined defendant had child pornography just by the hash value of images. Because hash values are unique (62 to the 64th power), that alone was probable cause. Walker v. State, 2023 Ark. App. 295 (May 17, 2023).*

Defense counsel challenged and lost on the search warrant affidavit which was identical to the arrest warrant affidavit. Failing to challenge the arrest warrant affidavit wasn’t close to prejudicial [and wouldn’t have avoided the trial]. United States v. Leedy, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 86092 (S.D. Ohio May 16, 2023).*

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