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USA v. Karl F. Thompson, Jr., No. 10-30167 (9th Cir. 2011)

Practice Area: Criminal defense

Outcome: Ninth Circuit affirmed exclusion of evidence prejudicial to the Defendant

Description: In the criminal prosecution of a police officer for using excessive force, the Ninth Circuit Court of appeals affirmed the trial court's exclusion of evidence unknown to police officer at time of the confrontation finding that the trial court properly weighed the probative value of the evidence against its potential for prejudice.

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