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Defendant filed a motion to suppress the evidence found on his phone, arguing that the search of his phone resulted from an unduly prolonged and unjustified detention. The trial court denied the motion, concluding that the phone search was justified under the existing authority of People v. Diaz. The court of appeals affirmed, acknowledging that Diaz’s reasoning was repudiated in Riley v. California but determining that the good faith exception applied because Diaz was controlling law at the time. The Supreme Court reversed, holding (1) the phone search was conducted without a warrant and was improper; and (2) the good faith exception did not apply in this case because the search was not authorized by Diaz.