Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Jiles, No. 2:08cr00008, 2009 WL 2212152 (W.D. Va. July 24, 2009)
CrimeAssault
StateVA
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalYes
Trial Year2008
BodyTrial court
OpinionThe prosecution failed to turn over evidence about disciplinary incidents involving one of the testifying witness guards in a prison guard assault case. The defendant argued self-defense. The District Court declared a new trial holding: "It is clear from the nature of the disciplinary actions taken against the testifying officer, that the evidence directly concerns the credibility of her testimony regarding the incident and the defendant's claim of self-defense."
Determination Year2009
Misconduct TypeP
C/S EffectNew trial
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/6401/united-states-v-jiles-district-court-granting-new-trial-copy-from-pacer.pdf