Reason being: Should something in the PCA negate a finding of probable cause, the whole arrest and actions thereafter could be dismissed as evidence because of "the fruit of the poisonous tree" ruling. What the officer is pleading in the PCA is should the DNA results be admissable at some point (his words), please let the other evidence satisfy the probable cause.I was curious about this phrasing in the warrant from Officer Daniels:
This information is being provided to the court pursuant to my duty and obligation to be fully candid with the court. I do not believe this information is exculpatory for the suspect. However, if the court believes it is exculpatory, then the court should consider this supplemental disclosure in its evaluation of the existence of probable cause, or lack thereof.
But I am specifically asking the court to NOT consider this supplemental disclosure as evidence supporting the existence of probable cause.The reason for this request is that if the dna test results are held inadmissible at some point, such a ruling would not impact the finding of probable cause for this warrant, so long as this court is satisfied as to probable cause regardless of the dna test result.
This was a very, very important pleading, IMO. Shows superb knowledge of the process and the things that can make a case go "south."
All the above just my opinion.