W.D.Mo.: Unless SW overseizure is in bad faith or with reckless disregard, the entire search doesn’t fail, just the overseizure (but not always)

An overseizure during execution of a search warrant does not lead to suppression of that which was lawfully seized. If anything, just the stuff that was overseized. Here, there was obviously a huge amount of paper seized, and it was removed and searched off site. There was no bad faith or flagrant disregard of the warrant. United States v. Bravo, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28421 (W.D. Mo. Feb. 20, 2024).

The government doesn’t show that any traffic violation occurred justifying this stop in the first place. Suppressed. United States v. Pablo, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28094 (D. Ariz. Jan. 29, 2024).*

Delay in contacting dispatch didn’t prolong the stop. “But even if Trooper Withers had contacted dispatch earlier, the traffic stop would have taken just as long because Mr. Hoskins would still have been looking for his proof of insurance. So even if the trooper had contacted dispatch earlier, the dog sniff wouldn’t have prolonged the traffic stop.” Hoskins v. Withers, 2024 U.S. App. LEXIS 3824 (10th Cir. Feb. 20, 2024).*

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