D.Neb.: Failure to mention lack of ShotSpotter alert in SW affidavit after seeing possible evidence inside SUV not material

Police responding to a shots fired call looked through the windows of defendant’s Tahoe and saw a gun magazine. Failure to mention the lack of a ShotSpotter alert wasn’t material. United States v. Johnson, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 164666 (D. Neb. Sep. 15, 2023).*

“Burris next asserts that his attorney was ineffective for failing to move to suppress evidence seized in a search of his home conducted under a warrant. In his § 2255 motion, Burris claimed that the affidavit supporting the warrant was ‘barebones,’ but he does not explain how the affidavit was insufficient or make a substantial showing that the warrant was not supported by probable cause. … Burris also claimed that the search warrant included not his name but his codefendant’s, yet the warrant accurately described the house in which controlled drug buys had been conducted, and so counsel correctly reasoned that there was no credible probable-cause challenge to make.” Burris v. United States, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 24535 (6th Cir. Sep. 14, 2023).*

The officer knew of defendant’s horrible driving record and unpaid fines, and that led to the reasonable conclusion he was driving without a valid license. He wasn’t required to check on the computer, which would have only confirmed it. State v. Dixon, 2023 W. Va. LEXIS 331 (Sep. 15, 2023).*

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