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Jun

SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE: LA Sheriff’s Broke Law During Public Housing Patrol, Says Justice Department

From the LA Times: Los Angeles Times | June 28, 2013 | 12:48 PM The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department engaged in “stops, searches, and seizures and excessive force in violation of the Constitution and federal law” in its patrolling of public housing in the Antelope Valley, the U.S. Justice Department said today in announcing …

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Aug

CALIFORNIA POLICE MISCONDUCT: RIGHT TO PITCHESS DISCOVERY OF COMPLAINTS MADE AFTER THE ARREST

YES, WE DO HAVE THE RIGHT TO POLICE MISCONDUCT DISCOVERY OF COMPLAINTS MADE AFTER THE ARREST The defendant was convicted. He appealed and eventually got federal habeas relief. Back in the trial court, the defendant moved for Pitchess (11 Cal.3d 531) discovery against the officers. The trial court granted the motion, but denied any discovery …

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Mar

CALIFORNIA POLICE MISCONDUCT: SUPPLYING THE SEALED PITCHESS MATERIAL TO THE COURT OF APPEAL

SUPPLYING THE SEALED PITCHESS MATERIAL TO THE COURT OF APPEAL This case exists because the California Court of Appeal was annoyed at appellate counsel. Criminal defense lawyers want the Court of Appeal to review the Pitchess (11 Cal.3d 531) ruling in the trial court. But do we make sure that the appellate court HAS the …

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