Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Giglio Doesn't Apply to Evidence Impeaching Non-critical Witness

U.S. v. Thompson, 2015 WL 1544788 (4/8/15) (Okl.) (unpub'd) - Giglio v. United States, 405 U.S. 150, 92 S.Ct. 763, 31 L.Ed.2d 104 (1972),does not apply to information that only impeaches a non-critical witness, says the 10th. In this case, suppression of evidence that a government witness lied to his supervisor was not a violation of Giglio. Other witnesses testified to what the witness testified to. One witness testified to similar facts regarding the arrest and another testified about similar facts regarding the warrant preparation process and the search of the vehicle.