Case Detail
CitationPeople v. Alexander, 857 N.Y.S.2d 165 (N.Y. App. Div. 2008)
CrimeAssault
StateNY
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalNo
Trial Year2005
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the prosecutor's misconduct during summation was harmless error. "The defendant correctly contends that the prosecutor engaged in misconduct during her summation by, among other things, repeatedly vouching for the veracity of the People's witnesses and implying that, in order to acquit the defendant, the jury would have to find that the complainant and other witnesses lied [citations omitted]. The court's prompt curative instructions, where the remarks were objected to, were sufficient to mitigate any possible prejudice [citations omitted]. Moreover, the error was harmless [citations omitted]."
Determination Year2008
Misconduct TypeTR: Misstating
TR: Vouching
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://www.leagle.com/decision/200886650AD3d816_1366.xml/PEOPLE%20v.%20ALEXANDER