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CitationPeople v. Harris, 825 N.Y.S.2d 876 (N.Y. App. Div. 2006)
CrimeAttempted murder
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
Trial Year2003
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the prosecution's failure to disclose Brady material which affected the credibility of a key prosecution witness was reversible error. "Supreme Court erred in denying defendant's motion to set aside the verdict on the ground that the People violated their duty under [Brady] to disclose exculpatory material obtained by an investigator for the Monroe County District Attorney. 'The subject material was Brady material because it affected the credibility of a key prosecution witness, and [the] failure to disclose it constituted a Brady violation' [citations omitted]. Reversal of defendant's judgment of conviction is required, moreover, because defendant made a specific request for such material and 'there is a ‘reasonable possibility’ that, had that material been disclosed, the result would have been different [citations omitted]."
Determination Year2006
Misconduct TypeP
C/S EffectReversal of conviction
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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