United States v. Lickers

Police suspect man sitting in his car is watching kids in Monmouth, Ill. park and masturbating. A search of the car yields contraband. They get a search warrant for his phone, laptop, and camera, which yields child porn. State court: Suppress all the evidence. Officers lacked sufficient justification for ordering him out of the car, among other things. But wait! Three weeks later, the feds seek search warrant based on info from the state’s searches. The man is convicted, gets an 11-year sentence. Seventh Circuit: Conviction affirmed. There’s no evidence the feds knew the state’s evidence had been suppressed.

Tags: 2019, Police, Search Warrant, Seventh Circuit

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