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EDVA: Inevitable discovery applied to gun, but not statements (access required)

Officers’ search of a defendant’s bag while he was speaking with officers in another room was not incident to lawful arrest, as there was little chance he could reach the bag or control its contents at the time. The firearm discovered inside the bag was still admissible under the inevitable-discovery doctrine, but the defendant’s subsequent ...