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No search violation where backpack was abandoned (access required)

Where the defendant told the police a backpack “was actually not his,” he lost any expectation of privacy and the subsequent search therefore did not violate his Fourth Amendment rights. In any event, the search of the backpack was a proper search incident to arrest for which no warrant was required. Background Quentin Ferebee entered a conditional ...