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Police Officer Testimony:
A Quarter of a Century After the Mollen Commission
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Description:
In a number of court decisions over the past year, judges have either suppressed or vacated a conviction based on police testimony found not to be credible. While these cases represent a small percentage of cases in the court system, the subject of police testimony has arisen over the years. It has been a quarter of a century since this subject was reviewed by the Mollen Commission. Our distinguished panel members will discuss police testimony and whether the subject has become an issue for the courts; what type of training do new police officers receive on this subject; challenges by the defense; and what role should be played by the prosecution and judiciary.

Speakers:
Hon. Lawrence Byrne, Deputy Commissioner for Legal Matters, NYPD
Alan Dershowitz, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University
Hon. Barry Kamins, Former Supreme Court Justice; Author, New York Search & Seizure
Justine Olderman, Managing Director, Bronx Defenders Services
Hon Dineen Riviezzo, Supreme Court, Kings County
Hon. Cyrus Vance, Jr., Manhattan District Attorney

Sponsoring Association Committees:
Criminal Law Committee, Monica J. Hickey-Martin, Chair
Criminal Courts Committee, Kerry Ward, Chair
Criminal Advocacy Committee, Michael C. Miller, Chair
Civil Rights Committee, Philip Desgranges, Chair
Criminal Justice Operations Committee, Risa B. Gerson, Chair

Related Resource:
If you are interested in this program, you may also be interested in this City Bar resource:
Criminal Justice, Community Relations & Civil Rights

 

Where:
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

 

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