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‘Flimsy’ justification for strip search leads to suppression (access required)

The government’s “flimsy” justification for the strip search, together with the scope of the search, led the court to suppress evidence seized following the  strip search. The court, however, held earlier searches of the defendant’s car and cell phones were supported by probable cause or the good faith exception. Background Leonus Stevenson Peterson moves to suppress evidence ...