Irrelevant inadmissible testimony

I frequently find myself objecting to or submitting in-limine motions about law enforcement testimony on how they got involved in the investigation.  That testimony usually has a lengthy recitation that includes inadmissible hearsay from people, alleged victims, alleged co-accuseds, other law enforcement personnel.  You have multiple hearsay, 401, and 403 objections.

Here’s how the state of Maryland recently dealt with this issue and it’s instructive.

Parker v. State.

Jon Katz.

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