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Name: People v. Cartwright (2024) 99 Cal.App.5th 98
Case #: D080606
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 4 DCA
Division: 1
Opinion Date: 01/25/2024

Trial court did not err in denying defendant’s motion to suppress video footage from the City of San Diego’s streetlight camera program and evidence derived from that footage. As part of its “City IQ” streetlight program, the City of San Diego maintains fixed cameras throughout the city that capture only the public right of way. Defendant was arrested in connection with a robbery and murder at a flooring store after video footage from the City’s cameras revealed defendant’s gold GMC Yukon arriving and departing the area on the day of the incident. Defendant’s motion to suppress the camera footage was…

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Name: People v. Campos (2024) 98 Cal.App.5th 1281
Case #: F084307
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 5 DCA
Opinion Date: 01/22/2024

The government did not properly notify defendant pursuant to the California Electronic Privacy Communications Act (Pen. Code, § 1546 et. seq.) where it relied on third party providers to notify defendant of government-compelled information. As part of a murder investigation, police sought and obtained warrants for Facebook account information of defendant and two others, and T-Mobile/MetroPCS records pertaining to a telephone number belonging to defendant. Defendant filed a motion pursuant to CalECPA and the Fourth Amendment to void the warrants and suppress the evidence, which the trial court denied following an evidentiary hearing. Defendant was convicted of second degree murder…

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Name: Price v. Superior Court (Riverside) (2023) 93 Cal.App.5th 13
Case #: E078954
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 4 DCA
Division: 2
Opinion Date: 07/03/2023

Geofence warrant satisfied the probable cause and particularity requirements of the Fourth Amendment and was not overbroad. Victim J.R. was shot and killed in the front porch area of his home. Defendant was identified as a suspect in the shooting based on cellular location data and identifying information returned pursuant to a geofence warrant to Google. Defendant’s motion to quash, traverse, and suppress evidence obtained pursuant to the geofence warrant was denied. He was held to answer for murder and other charges. After his renewed suppression motion was denied, defendant petitioned for writ relief. Held: Petition denied. Defendant argued there…

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Name: People v. Pride
Case #: D073360
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 4 DCA
Division: 1
Opinion Date: 01/10/2019

There was no Fourth Amendment violation where defendant accepted an undercover detective as a "friend" on social media and the detective discovered an incriminating video that defendant shared with his social media "friends." Pride posted an incriminating video on a social media website that is intended for private messages to "friends." In the video, Pride was wearing a gold chain similar to one taken in a recent robbery. An undercover detective obtained the video without a warrant by logging into an account that had been accepted by Pride as a "friend." Police then discovered additional evidence linking Pride to…

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