Friday, August 15, 2014
New court case details prosecutor's duties in obtaining police misconduct information
New Case About the DA's Duty to Turn Over Police Misconduct Material
DUTY OF PROSECUTOR TO REVIEW POLICE PERSONNEL FILES FOR BRADY MATERIAL
What duty does the DA have to review police officer personnel files for Brady (373 US 83) material? The C/A says that the DA must conduct such a review. If the DA finds Brady material, the DA must make a Pitchess motion in order to obtain a court order disclosing that material to the defense.