United States v. Lee, No. 13-1432-cr (2d Cir. Feb. 27, 2014) (Wesley, Droney, and Abrams) (summary order), available hereThis summary was provided by noted criminal defense lawyer Francisco Celedonio, who is also a member of the Board of Directors of Federal Defenders of New York, Inc.:
In this summary order, the Circuit upheld a decision of the district court (Judge Scullin) denying a motion to suppress. The district court found a confidential informant sufficiently reliable (based on detailed information that was corroborated) to provide officers with reasonable suspicion to stop a vehicle. Given the reliability of the CI's tip (which suggested the defendant was armed), the officers also had a basis to search the defendant upon stopping the vehicle.