People v. Louis Speaks

Decided On : 10/20/2016
AD2 order dated January 14, 2015, affirming judgment of conviction. Decision below: 124 AD3d 689, 1 NYS3d 257.  Hall, J. (AD dissenter), granted leave February 26, 2015.  To be argued September 8, 2016.  
 
ISSUES PRESENTED:   (1) The admission of hearsay police testimony of a non-testifying witness’ description of the perpetrator, and of a testifying witness’ description.  (2) Ineffective assistance of counsel for failure to object to improper comments during the prosecutor’s summation.  (Assigned counsel: Nao Terai & Lynn W.L. Fahey, Appellate Advocates, 111 John St., 9th Floor, NYC 10038.)

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