Brown v. State, 274 Ga. 31 (2001)

Lynn M. Kleinrock

Practice Area:Appeals

Outcome:Conviction reversed.

Description:Overruling a line of cases, Georgia Supreme Court held that the narrative portion of police reports did not fall under the business record exception to the hearsay rule. The Court also re-emphasized that it is rarely necessary to admit hearsay to "explain conduct" of an officer.