In a firearm possession prosecution, denial of defendant's motion to suppress is affirmed where the police lacked probable cause to search defendant's vehicle, but the search was justified by the good-faith exception because the reach of the exclusionary rule does not extend beyond police conduct to punish the mistakes of others, be they judicial officers or employees, or even legislators.
Filed July 28, 2009
Opinion by Judge Murphy
William H. Campbell, Campbell Law Office, Oklahoma City, OK
John C. Richter, United States Attorney, Oklahoma City, OK