“Till they verify or authenticate the letters, do not reject or allow my bail application. Keep me on interim bail,” said Chaudhary, arguing for Bharadwaj. … [Read more...] about Bhima Koregaon: Pune Police’s Evidence Against Activists Flimsy: Sudha Bhardwaj’s Lawyer
Can police prosecute without evidence
“It is contended by the counsel for the accused that because of the strained relationship between PW3-mother of the prosecutrix and the accused, the prosecution case has been foisted against the accused at the instigation of the mother and deserves outright rejection. From the evidence it is clearly established that P.Ws. 1 and 2 despite of strained relationship between their mother and father were happily staying with the accused and there is no rhyme or reason as to why the daughter should depose falsely so as to expose her honour and dignity and also expose the whole family to the society risking the outcasting or ostracization and condemnation by the family circle as well as by the society. No girl of self-respect and dignity who is conscious of her chastity having expectations of married life and livelihood would accuse falsely against any other person of rape, much less against her father, sacrificing thereby her chastity and also expose the entire family to shame and … [Read more...] about Prosecutrix in a Rape Case – Evaluation of Evidence – Part IV
Warren Diepraam, who serves as first assistant district attorney in Waller County, spoke in favor of the Document Logistix system at a recent Nueces County Commissioners Court meeting in Corpus Christi. The software resolved a “blame game” in his county concerning evidence turnover that was similar to what has been happening in the Nueces County over the past year, he said. … [Read more...] about Is file-sharing software the solution to evidence ‘blame game’ in DA’s office?
Although Delaware Superior Court will not freeze all drug cases, its chief judge said Thursday, he indicated that the court will cooperate with requests for delays in individual cases scheduled for trial in March that involve drug evidence processed by the Delaware Medical Examiner’s Controlled Substances Laboratory. Until it was shut down earlier this month, it handled drug-testing for all law enforcement agencies in the state. … [Read more...] about Del. drug-testing lab issues spark prosecution call for trial freeze in all current drug cases
Commonly, rape kits have been put in storage by police departments in Illinois rather than submitted for testing when the victim recants or authorities conclude that the case, although based on a legitimate report of sexual assault, can’t successfully be prosecuted, reports the Chicago Tribune. Absent criminal charges, there seemed to be no point in collecting the evidence for a trial that would never take place. … [Read more...] about Lawmakers to Push for DNA Testing in Rape Cases That Aren’t Prosecuted