Bobbi Kristina Brown’s beau Nick Gordon has withdrawn a request for a temporary restraining order that sought to stymie a search warrant involving a security camera, a spokesman for his lawyers said Wednesday afternoon.
The petition for a TRO was filed Monday by Gordon’s attorney “to protect his interests. However Mr. Gordon has since elected to dismiss the claim in an effort to help Roswell PD speed up their investigation. ”
Documents filed in Fulton County Superior Court sought to keep the Roswell Police Department from carrying out a search warrant involving a security camera. The filing also seeks to stop the company Nest from complying with the warrant, issued on or about Feb. 12, documents show.
“The Search Warrant violates the Fourth Amendment in that it is overly broad and seeks private data ‘without limitation,’ and fails to narrowly limit the scope of the data sought by date or other characteristics,” court documents say.
According to court documents:
“Plaintiff, Nicholas Gordon, is a customer of Nest Labs, (which) owns and operates a ‘dropcam’ web-based security company.
“On February 12, 2015, Nest notified via email its customer, Nicholas Gordon …that it had received ‘legal process’ for data and documents related to the account and that it intended to comply.”
The issue is an unjust breach of privacy, the documents say:
“Privacy, in the context of stored information includes the right to control how stored information is communicated and prevent its abuse. lt is more than just confidentiality of data. The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution implicitly governs in its very core that Americans have a reasonable expectation of privacy which inherently extends to the right to control their own data and access thereto.”
Documents go on to say “there is an insufficient link between the crime alleged in the Search Warrant, specifically ‘possession of a controlled substance.'”
Bobbi Kristina, 21, has been hospitalized since a Jan. 31 medical emergency. No information about her condition has been officially released. Some recent reports indicated she’d been lifted from her medically induced coma but subsequent reports say otherwise. All cite anonymous family sources.
Although initially described as a “rescue” case, the “criminal investigation” nomenclature entered the ongoing discussion after an attorney for Bobby Brown described it as such in a statement.
Afterward the Roswell Police Department said it had “always been under criminal investigation.”
Semantics aside, the matter “may or may not result in criminal charges being brought against individuals,” spokeswoman Lisa Holland said. “This remains an active investigation and the Roswell Police has no further statement or information to release at this time.”
Nick and Bobby Brown have been locked in a dispute over visitation. After exchanging a volley of attorney-issued statements Nick took to Twitter to blast Bobby Brown, suggesting he hadn’t spent much time with Bobbi Kristina in recent years and is only here for the “publicity.”
Both the Brown and Houston families have issued statements seeking prayer and privacy.
In an earlier statement Nick referenced “law enforcement” without giving any specifics.
He’s also said hearing his voice would lift Bobbi Kristina from her coma.