Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Maddox, 156 F.3d 1280 (D.C. Cir. 1998)
CrimeNon-violent, other
StateDC
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalYes
Trial YearUKN
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the conviction because the prosecutor had "crossed well over the line between the permissible and the impermissible" by arguing evidence to the jury not in the record. He asked the jury to consider theoretical testimony of other officers present at the crime scene but who did not testify.
Determination Year1998
Misconduct TypeTR: Inadmissible
TR: Mischaracterizing
C/S EffectNew trial
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/4BCAAB2197A1131B85256F12006E80ED/$file/97-3082a.txt