CA2: Reason to believe ptf was inside justified entry with arrest warrant under Payton

Officers had an arrest warrant for plaintiff, and that gave them the ability to enter his home to look for him under Payton when they had a reasonable belief he was inside. Engelmayer v. Engelmayer, 2024 U.S. App. LEXIS 1617 (2d Cir. Jan. 24, 2024).

Successor habeas petition based on grounds already known that do not show actual innocence is denied. Davis v. Neal, 2024 U.S. App. LEXIS 1538 (7th Cir. Jan. 23, 2024).*

Probable cause was shown enough: “Here, the affidavit does not lack for veracity, reliability, or basis of knowledge—most of the facts derive from investigations of specific robberies by named police officers and interviews with victim witnesses. This is not a situation involving anonymous sources of unknown reliability or veracity. Some of the statements are conclusory; others are based on verifiable facts. It cannot be said that the affidavit contains ‘only’ the affiant’s ‘belief’ that probable cause existed, or that it is ‘nothing more than a guess … completely devoid of facts … or so vague as to be conclusory or meaningless.’ [¶] Reading the warrant in ‘a practical, common sense manner,’ … and keeping in mind that ‘legal principles do not operate in a vacuum but instead only with reference to particular facts,’ …, the Court concludes that the affidavit provides ‘some connection’ between the criminal activity it describes and Wright’s unit, such that reasonable officers would not know to second-guess the issuing judge’s decision to authorize the warrant.” United States v. Wright, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10935 (E.D. Mich. Jan. 22, 2024).*

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