Conviction of defendant for committing a lewd act upon a child is reversed for retrial because of willful misconduct on the witness stand by a police officer who, in front of the jury, intentionally violated a court order suppressing a statement by defendant.
Filed February 1, 2010
Opinion by Judge Rubin
For Appellant: Michael M. Crain
For Appellee: Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Pamela C. Hamanaka, Assistant Attorney General, Linda C. Johnson and Gary A. Lieberman, Deputy Attorneys General