Case Detail
CitationPeople v. Clanton, 895 N.Y.S.2d 99 (N.Y. App. Div. 2010)
CrimeViolent, other
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
Trial YearUKN
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the prosecutor's improper bolstering of complainants' testimony was harmless. "The prosecutor improperly elicited testimony from the arresting officers which bolstered the complainants' testimony by providing official confirmation of their identifications of the defendant [citation omitted]. However, the admission of the bolstering testimony was harmless because the evidence of the defendant's guilt, without reference to the error, was overwhelming and there was no significant probability that, but for the error, the jury would have acquitted the defendant . . ."
Determination Year2010
Misconduct TypeTR: Inadmissible
TR: Vouching
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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