Case Detail
CitationPeople v. Wright, 837 N.Y.S.2d 217 (N.Y. App. Div. 2007)
CrimeViolent, other
StateNY
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalNo
Trial Year2003
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the trial court's actions in response to the prosecutor's improper remark regarding the reasons for the absence of a certain police witness were sufficient to avert any substantial prejudice to defendant. "As to the defendant's preserved challenge to the prosecutor's inappropriate remark regarding the reasons for the absence of a certain police witness, the court sustained a defense objection and, in its final charge, instructed the jurors that they were to disregard any portion of the summation as to which the court had sustained an objection. We find that the court's actions in response to the improper remark were sufficient to avert any substantial prejudice to the defendant [citations omitted]."
Determination Year2007
Misconduct TypeT
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://www.leagle.com/decision/2007106140AD3d1021_1383.xml/PEOPLE%20v.%20WRIGHT