People v. Louis Speaks


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.)