Case Detail
CitationPeople v. Chatman, 722 N.Y.S.2d 329 (N.Y. App. Div. 2001)
CrimeMurder
StateNY
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalNo
Trial YearUKN
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that defendant was not denied his right to a fair trial due to prosecutor misconduct. "The prosecutor engaged in prosecutorial misconduct during his summation by stating that, in order to acquit defendant, the jurors would have to believe that the police witnesses lied [citation omitted] and in intimating that defendant tailored his testimony to conform to the proof [citations omitted]. We conclude, however, that the misconduct was not so egregious as to deny defendant a fair trial [citations omitted]."
Determination Year2001
Misconduct TypeTR: Impugning
TR: Misstating
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://leagle.com/decision/20011245281AD2d964_2354.xml/PEOPLE%20v.%20CHATMAN