Case Detail
CitationPeople v. Garcia, 848 N.Y.S.2d 137 (N.Y. App. Div. 2007)
CrimeViolent, other
StateNY
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalNo
Trial Year2006
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the state's failure to disclose evidence contradicting complainant's claim constituted a Brady violation. "The court correctly found that the People violated their obligation to turn over material favorable to the defense [citation omitted] and that defendants were thereby prejudiced. The court properly found that the prosecution wilfully suppressed evidence, in their possession, from flight attendants that contradicted the complainant's claim that she created a disturbance and vociferously protested to the attendants that she was being taken against her will by defendant Melendez on a flight to Puerto Rico."
Determination Year2007
Misconduct TypeP
C/S EffectReversal of conviction
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://www.leagle.com/decision/200750746AD3d461_1271.xml/PEOPLE%20v.%20GARCIA