Case Detail
CitationPeople v. Ni, 742 N.Y.S.2d 61 (N.Y. App. Div. 2002)
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
Trial Year1999
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the prosecutor's improper comments during opening and closing statements warranted reversal "[T]he prosecutor's improper comments during his opening and closing statements" . . . "shifted the burden of proof, inflamed the jury, and denigrated the defense [citations omitted]. Because the instances of prosecutorial misconduct were flagrant and were closely related to the credibility issues presented at trial, they substantially prejudiced the defendant's case [citations omitted]."
Determination Year2002
Misconduct TypeTR: Impugning
TR: Inadmissible
TR: Inflammatory
TR: Misstating
TR: Vouching
C/S EffectReversal of conviction
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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