Panel Finds Police Overstepped Bounds, Reverses Convictions

, New York Law Journal


In separate criminal matters, the Fourth Department has suppressed a handgun discarded by a suspect under police pursuit and suppressed a weapon and drugs conviction because a police officer had no authority to make an arrest more than 100 yards outside his jurisdiction.

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  • PeteF

    We actually gave these morons a raise? With the second case: If the Syracuse detective had no jurisdiction he could have done pretty much what he wanted. The rules wouldn't apply.

    The other case is an even bigger joke. Maybe the suspect should have crossed over the line, stopped running and mooned the cops.

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