Saturday, May 15, 2010

DA's Office failed to disclose to California criminal defense attorneys the criminal histories of eighty cops who may have testified in DUI cases

The District Attorney’s Office failed to disclose to California criminal defense attorneys the criminal histories of eighty cops who may have testified in criminal cases including DUI cases in California.

Any prior convictions of testifying police officers were not brought to the attention of the District Attorney’s Office. So officers with criminal histories may have been allowed to testify without being asked by defense attorneys about their criminal histories which may have included California Drunk Driving cases.

This District Attorney’s Office in San Francisco, like all California DA Offices, has a legal responsibility to find out and disclose to criminal defense lawyers if any of their witnesses have criminal histories, especially in DUI cases.

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