People v. Sanchez, 2018 IL App (1st) 143899 (April). Episode 488 (Duration 18:22) Involuntary confession and improper closing arguments lead to a murder conviction that is now reversed outright.
Garrity v. New Jersey, 385 U.S. 493, 87 S.Ct. 616 (1967). Episode 481 (Duration 11:39: Police investigations and follow up prosecutions of other police officers involve slightly different constitutional concerns. What are they?
People v. Phillips, 2018 IL App (3d) 130270 (February). Episode 479 (Duration 13:35) 18-year-old’s confession ruled involuntary, in part, because defendant is told baby killers get killed in prison.
People v. Hardimon, 2017 IL App (3d) 120772 (May). Episode 378 (Duration 9:56) Jury should not have seen that portion of the recorded interrogation where the police go at the defendant more aggressively.
People v. Hernandez, 2017 IL App (1st) 150575 (March). Episode 332 (Duration 11:51) Confession is out; giving the defendant a fake gun residue test did not sufficiently attenuate the bad arrest.
People v. Mandoline, 2017 IL App (2d) 150511 (February). Episode 316 (Duration 12:31) The police misconduct here did not overbear defendant’s will so as to deprive him of the opportunity to knowingly and intelligently relinquish his rights and give statements to the police.
People v. Edwards, 2017 IL App (3d) 130190-B (January). Episode 300 (Duration 5:42) This 17 year old’s confession was voluntary even though he had a fifth grade reading level, suffered from various mental disorders, and that the investigating officers did not allow him to speak to his mother.
In re S.W.N., 2016 IL App (3d) 160080 (July). Episode 210 (Duration 11:57) Minor had an IQ of 70, otherwise voluntary confession suppressed.
People v. Soto, 2017 IL App (1st) 140893 (January). Episode 291 (Duration 11:45) Third confession 24 hours after first Mirandaless confession was cured of the taint of the constitutional violation.
People v. Smith, 2016 IL 119659 (December). Episode 288 (Duration 8:06) Defendant is eligible for mandatory x sentencing because he turned 21 by the time the court found him guilty even though he was under 21 at the time he was charged.