From the ABA Journal-city lawyers rebuked for suppressing evidence

Apparently there is one federal court judge that is doing his job in rebuking city attorneys for withholding evidence in a jury trial.

In his opinion, Chang ordered a new trial after finding that city attorneys had engaged in misconduct by intentionally withholding a recording of a police transmission that took place before the shooting. The officers had claimed that the transmission in question had alerted them that a car matching the one Pinex was driving had been involved in a shooting earlier that night. According to the Tribune, lawyers for Pinex had requested the recording prior to trial, only to be told that the city couldn’t find it. During the fourth day of trial, however, the city revealed the recording of the transmission, which talked about a different car that was not tied to a shooting. The presence of the recording forced Pinex’s attorneys to scramble for…

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