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CitationPeople v. Scott, 924 N.Y.S.2d 836 (N.Y. App. Div. 2011)
CrimeViolent, other
Pros. First NameRichard
Pros. Last NameBrown
Trial Year2008
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the prosecutor's misconduct in a robbery trial was harmless. "The defendant correctly contends that the prosecutor improperly cross-examined him about his silence when he was apprehended by the police [citations omitted]. The error, however, was harmless beyond a reasonable doubt in that the evidence of the defendant's guilt, without reference to the error, was overwhelming, and there is no reasonable possibility that the error might have contributed to his conviction [citations omitted]."
Determination Year2011
Misconduct TypeTR: Inadmissible
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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