The Lata County prosecutor has revealed an “internal affairs” investigation into the officers involved in the incident against the suspect. Murdered four University of Idaho studentsThe investigation was disclosed as “potential Brady/Giglio material,” according to court documents filed Monday.
A protection order was filed on Monday, sealing the content of the disclosure, but it won’t be made public without the court’s permission, the filing said.
In the landmark Brady decision, the Supreme Court ruled that prosecutors must provide defense counsel with information of their innocence. Under Giglio, the Supreme Court ruled that prosecutors must disclose certain information that could call into question the credibility of witnesses, such as promises of immunity and reduced charges and sentences.
Confessions of police officers involved in the investigation Brian CobergerHe has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and felony robbery in connection with the stabbing.
Details of the investigation have been sealed, so it’s not clear who the officers involved were or how central they were to the case.
Nationally, some prosecutors and law enforcement maintain “Brady lists” of officers who can be excluded from testimony or investigations on grounds they may be deemed unreliable.
Idaho maintains a statewide database of records of police, corrections, and other law enforcement officers discertified under the Brady/Giglio decision, maintained by the Idaho Department of Peace Officer Standards and Training doing. These violations range from lying, ethical code violations, inappropriate relationships, and misdemeanor and felony convictions. Since 2015, 396 officers have been on the list. According to online database.
Defense attorneys may appeal convictions if information is not provided in time. according to reports By American College of Trial Lawyers. Prosecutors must scrutinize “irrelevant” documents and disclose them to the defense, according to the report, because law enforcement officers “judge on matters that appear to be irrelevant.”
Coberger has not yet filed a petition and he Waiting to know if prosecutor In high-profile cases, he pursues the death penalty. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for June 26th.