Evidence Handling Questioned in Rape Case at NIU

An anonymous submitter shared “highlights” from an article posted at the Daily Chronicle.

SYCAMORE – Northern Illinois University police clearly withheld information in a case involving a former officer charged with sexual assault, a judge said Friday.

Presiding Judge Robbin Stuckert sternly said it was clear there was a purposeful hiding of information, and the statements given were obviously exculpatory. She said she has no confidence police have turned over all information regarding the case at this point, and she ordered them to do so.

“In my years on the bench, I’ve never been faced with such a flagrant Brady violation,” Stuckert said, referring to a Supreme Court ruling that requires police turn over all evidence to prosecutors.

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