In a unanimous decision, the Court of Appeals vacated our client's conviction after the trial court refused to allow cross-examination of police witnesseses about prior instances of dishonesty. It was an abuse of discretion to prohibit counsel from exploring one officer's misstatements to a federal prosecutor in a different matter, as well as prior judicial determinations rejecting both officers' testimony as incredible. John Vang represented the client in the Appellate Division and the Court of Appeals.
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COA Says Cops Can Be Questioned About Prior Instances of Dishonesty