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Tag Archives: prosecutorial misconduct

Fourth Department notes rash of prosecutorial misconduct

Even before an appellate court admonished the office of Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley and one former ADA in particular, Doorley says she had taken actions to remind her staff of the ethics and responsibilities of their jobs. Since ...

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Fourth Dept cites prosecutorial misconduct in overturning conviction

    The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court, Fourth Department, overturned an Erie County Court criminal conviction because of prosecutorial misconduct and ineffective defense counsel. Glasco P. Rozier, 27, was convicted in May 2014 of second-degree criminal possession of ...

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Fourth Department – Prosecutorial Misconduct: People v. Griffin

Appellate Division, Fourth District – Prosecutorial Misconduct – Robbery in the First Degree People v. Griffin KA 10-02154 Background: The defendant appealed from a judgment convicting him, upon a jury verdict, of robbery in the first degree. The defendant argued ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Prosecutorial Misconduct: Opinion 11-116

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Prosecutorial Misconduct Disclosure Opinion 11-116 Background: Two town justices asked whether they may recommend to the town board that it not re-appoint the town prosecutor. In the alternative, they asked whether they may present ...

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Fourth Department — Prosecutorial Misconduct: People v. Bounds

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Prosecutorial Misconduct Interference with Defense People v. Bounds KA 08-01429 Appealed from Monroe County Court Background: The defendant was convicted of intimidating a witness or victim. On appeal, he contended that he was deprived of a ...

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Second Circuit — Prosecutorial Misconduct: United States v. Williams

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Prosecutorial Misconduct Summation United States v. Williams 11-676-cr Judges Sack, Livingston and Lynch Background: The defendant appealed from a judgment of conviction following a trial for the unlawful possession of a firearm. The ...

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Fourth Department — Prosecutorial Misconduct: People v. Huntsman

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Prosecutorial Misconduct Preservation of Error People v. Huntsman KA 08-02239 Appeal from Ontario County Court Background: The defendant was convicted of 10 crimes after jury trial. On appeal, he contended that the trial prosecutor’s misconduct required ...

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Fourth Department — Prosecutorial Misconduct: People v. Brown

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Prosecutorial Misconduct Preservation of Error People v. Brown KA 08-01685 Appealed from Monroe County Court Background: The defendant was convicted after jury trial of first-degree criminal contempt and second-degree harassment. He argued on appeal that prosecutorial misconduct ...

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Court of Appeals — Prosecutorial Misconduct: People v. Fisher

New York State Court of Appeals  Prosecutorial Misconduct Objections — Ineffective Assistance of Counsel People v. Fisher No. 56 Memorandum   Background: The defendant was convicted of various sex offenses and sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment based upon the testimony of ...

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