Thursday, February 9, 2012

Prosecutor May Disclose Cop's Records from Elsewhere

After he accidentally became aware of a dispute between an officer (in Quincy, WA) and a prior employer (a sheriff's office in California), the Grant County prosecutor determined that the proceedings showed a record of dishonesty and hence should be disclosed to defense counsel in cases where the officer was a witness. The officer sued. On appeal, Division III upheld the superior court's decision to allow disclosure. Doyle v. Lee, No. 29212-6-III (Feb. 2, 2012), Washington Courts link.

See Prosecutor can give information about Quincy officer, Columbia Basin Herald, Feb. 8, 2012.

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