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    Prosecutors playing games in court

    Insley asked Haley whether police can ascertain a phone's location "independently," without the help of a phone company. Haley said yes.

    When asked how, he balked.

    "I wouldn't be able to get into that," Haley said.

    Insley tried again later. Haley responded that police can get GPS location data from phone companies.

    "Then there's equipment we would use that I'm not going to discuss that would aid us in that investigation," Haley said.

    Williams, the judge, instructed Haley to answer the question. Haley invoked the nondisclosure agreement.

    "I can't. I'm sorry. I can't," Haley said.

    This cop should be in jail....and so should the DA.

    What is this, a game of hide and seek and when caught one gets off the hook?
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    Regular Member Lord Sega's Avatar
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    IANAL so correct me...

    Even if the prosecution drops using the evidence to remove the requirement to disclose in court how & what they used to gather the evidence, doesn't the defense still get to receive the information and how it was gathered under disclosure since that information may be used either directly in defense or indirectly by giving the defense avenues to explore and investigate?
    Can't the defense argue that even though the prosecution withdrew this particular evidence that the police detectives used it in their investigation process leading to other evidence used in court, so that evidence also needs to be excluded?
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    Regular Member sudden valley gunner's Avatar
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    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

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    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
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