GA: ER GSW patient had no REP in his clothing removed by staff and then given to police

Defendant came to an ER for treatment for a gunshot wound. The medical staff bagged his clothing after getting it off him, and then gave it to the police who requested it. He had no reasonable expectation of privacy in the clothing after presenting himself to the ER for treatment for his GSW. Meredith v. Commonwealth, 2024 Va. App. LEXIS 36 (Jan. 30, 2024) (unpublished).

As an overnight guest for the last three days before the search, defendant had standing to challenge the search. The warrant was found defective for a failure of particularity. State v. Yearwood-Cabbel, 2024 Ga. App. LEXIS 40 (Jan. 30, 2024).*

When the government elected not to use seizure of evidence challenged under the Fourth Amendment, the lack of a hearing on defendant’s motion to suppress is moot. United States v. Lingala, 2024 U.S. App. LEXIS 2006 (3d Cir. Jan. 30, 2024).*

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