Overbroad search warrants for digital evidence are “all too common” in New York, are often green-lighted by busy judges who are focused on processing motions and are the product of a system based on outdated statutes, a Manhattan judge said in a ruling to suppress warrants for evidence in a murder case.
Acting Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Daniel Conviser ruled to suppress warrants to search the home of Roderick Covlin, who is charged with the 2009 murder of his wife Shele Danishefsky Covlin in her apartment on the West Side of Manhattan, for evidence of alleged computer crimes, as well as Roderick Covlin’s iPhone.
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