The Florida House and Senate have now both passed the bill. Perhaps now Seventh Circuit Public Defender MATTHEW METZ can keep his campaign promise, the legislation being passed. METZ's response to my Open Records request earlier was quite underwhelming. Perhaps he'd rather be sailing. Our Public Defender and State's Attorney need to make sure we have an Accurate Brady List, so that we're not presenting unreliable testimony from unreliable witnesses.
Our State's Attorney, RALPH JOSEPH LARIZZA, has filed motions in criminal cases to attempt to prevent defense attorneys from cross-examining St. Johns County Sheriff's Deputy JEREMY BANKS about the death of Ms. Michelle O'Connell in his home, with his service weapon, on September 2, 2010.
Enough flummery, dupery and nincompoopery in the criminal injustice system in St. Johns County.
From Florida Politics and from the Florida State Senate website:
House passes bill to let cops challenge ‘Brady list’ designations
'There’d be no change to the underlying obligation to disclose that.'
CS/HB 95: Rights of Law Enforcement Officers and Correctional Officers
GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; Duggan ; Plasencia ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Bankson ; Barnaby ; Garcia ; Hawkins ; Plakon
Rights of Law Enforcement Officers and Correctional Officers; Provides rights of law enforcement officers & correctional officers relating to Brady identification systems; provides that prosecuting agency is not required to maintain such system; provides requirements for employing agency of officer; provides requirements for prosecuting agency including minimum written policies, removing officer’s name under certain circumstances, & providing certain notice; authorizes officer to request reconsideration of inclusion of his or her name & information in such system; authorizes officer to petition for writ of mandamus.