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CitationPeople v. Todd, 968 N.Y.S.2d 594 (N.Y. App. Div. 2013)
CrimeViolent, other
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
Trial Year2011
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the defendant was not deprived of a fair trial by the prosecutor's improper question whether he knew that a certain person had turned him in to the police. "On cross-examination, the prosecutor asked the defendant whether he knew that a certain person had 'turned [him] into the police.' This question was clearly improper, but the court immediately intervened and subsequently delivered a strong and unequivocal curative instruction. These ameliorative actions ensured that the prosecutor's improper question did not deprive the defendant of a fair trial [citations omitted]."
Determination Year2013
Misconduct TypeTR: Inadmissible
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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