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CitationPeople v. Hendricks, 747 N.Y.S.2d 820 (N.Y. App. Div. 2002)
CrimeDrug crimes
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
Trial Year1998
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held the prosecutor's misconduct was harmless error. "Although during his opening statement the prosecutor improperly stated that the police had determined from prior investigations that defendant may have been selling cocaine, County Court sustained defendant's objection thereto, instructed the jury to disregard the remark, and reminded the jury that opening statements do not constitute evidence. Thus, the court obviated any prejudice arising from the prosecutor's improper remark [citations omitted]."
Determination Year2002
Misconduct TypeTR: Inadmissible
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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