Strange events in a Phoenix courtroom
Caught by the security cam. While a criminal defense attorney argues a motion, a detention officer rifles thru her papers behind her back, takes one, and gives it to another officer. Here's another story.
Hat tip to Tavis Steen and Paul Huebl...
And the judge tolerates this?
What ever happened to attorney-client privilege? And Arpaio's comment was BS: The document was in the possession of the attorney.
Posted by: Flighterdoc at November 7, 2009 03:43 PM
Rifling an attorney's papers in a courtroom setting is three steps the other side of idiotic. The deputy's brain must have been in reverse when he engaged his body. The video tape shows without question that the paper the deputy removed from the stack couldn't possibly have been subject to the plain sight doctrine. In the absence of a warrant, the deputy's search of the defense attorney's paper was totally unreasonable.
Posted by: W. W Woodward at November 7, 2009 08:38 PM
Guess who the deputy's boss is? Lets see of old guts and glory is going to do the right thing about this criminal deputy he's got on the payroll.
Posted by: AvgJoe at November 7, 2009 09:57 PM
Oh no, Joe! Say it ain't so!
Posted by: The Mechanic at November 8, 2009 07:39 PM