Published on: Friday, March 31, 2023

After his indictment on drug conspiracy charges, man's arrest warrant mysteriously vanishes from the FBI's database. Human error? A technical glitch? Divine intervention? Eighth Circuit: Shrugs. We'll never know. But what we do know is his Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial was not violated by the eight-month delay that resulted because man did not show any particularized prejudice. Conviction affirmed.

The case is United States v. Cooley, 22-201 (8th Cir. Mar. 28, 2023).