When police hand off information about a suspected crime, they
By contrast, when police use the hand off to avoid disclosing a
To sum up, at least when a hand off emerges from a wiretap governed
analysis suggesting that the hand off does not render evidence obtained
risks it creates, the hand off also serves an important public interest
valuable public purpose that the hand off serves because it would make
specific problems that hand off prosecutions raise, this new provision
obtain the permission of a magistrate prior to conducting a hand off.
defendant of the existence of the pre-hand-off search and the hand off.
separately pass on both the legitimacy of the hand off and the need for
triggered by a hand off (instead of by a prosecution) will not face
current system, in which police with the hand off in their investigatory
2d 1132 (involving a hand off to a different local unit to protect
some indication that an early form of hand off was in use as early as
Moreover, the hand off introduces a selection bias to the