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People v. Navarrete, No. B210691

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. 

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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