New York Criminal Law in the News – Friday, August 19, 2011

  • Conviction overturned after appeals court finds no legitimate reason for the exclusion of the defendant's family from the the courtroom during the testimony of an undercover police officer (New York Law Journal)
  • NYPD detective shot in Florida is now recovering in a New York hospital (New York Times)
  • Facial recognition software discovers 51 people have multiple drivers licenses including four MTA employees (New York Dailiy News)
  • NYPD will receive more training to be better prepared to deal with the mentally ill (NY1)
  • Bronx man arrested for allegedly killing a Staten Island man over a $50 piece of jewelry (Staten Island Advance)
  • After 6 arrests for drug possession, a Niagara Falls man will spend 6 years in jail after pleading guilty to fourth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (Buffalo News)
  • Rochester police sergent will run a 100 mile marathon to raise money for a fellow officer (Democrat and Chronicle) 

(MK/LC)

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