W.D.Pa.: Lack of a proper chain of custody is not a ground for a motion to suppress

Alleged lack of a proper chain of custody is not a ground for a motion to suppress. United States v. Pollard, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88536 (W.D. Pa. May 19, 2023).

Defendant’s Fourth Amendment issues on appeal are not the ones raised in the district court. “Walker has not shown ‘good cause’ for failing to raise these new challenges below, so they are waived.” United States v. Walker, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 12170 (8th Cir. May 18, 2023).*

The officer here saw defendant as an apparent homeless man walking in the rain a few times that day. He encountered him again when off duty walking in the rain and he sought help from another officer to give him a ride. Before the ride, however, defendant was asked if he was armed because they wouldn’t put someone armed in a police car. Defendant admitted he was, and he was a felon in possession. The stop was litigated and it was found valid for walking on the wrong side of the street. The search was by consent. Richey v. State, 2023 Ind. App. LEXIS 153 (May 19, 2023).*

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