People v. Gibbs

Citation620 N.Y.S.2d 484,211 A.D.2d 641
PartiesThe PEOPLE, etc., Respondent, v. Rodney GIBBS, Appellant.
Decision Date09 January 1995
CourtNew York Supreme Court — Appellate Division

Philip L. Weinstein, New York City (Linda Poust, of counsel), for appellant.

Richard A. Brown, Dist. Atty., Kew Gardens (Steven J. Chananie, Nicoletta J. Caferri, and Karen L. Lynch, of counsel), for respondent.

Before SULLIVAN, J.P., and THOMPSON, COPERTINO and PIZZUTO, JJ.

MEMORANDUM BY THE COURT.

Appeal by the defendant from a judgment of the Supreme Court, Queens County (Posner, J.), rendered July 1, 1993, convicting him of grand larceny in the third degree, criminal possession of stolen property in the third degree, possession of burglar's tools, and criminal mischief in the fourth degree, upon a jury verdict, and imposing sentence.

ORDERED that the judgment is affirmed.

Contrary to the defendant's contention, he was not entitled to a sanction against the prosecution because the People failed to provide to the defense a so-called "sprint" tape containing communications between police officers and a police department operator. According to the prosecutor, the tape had been destroyed. However, a copy of the "sprint" tape in the form of a printout was provided to the defense. There is no evidence of any bad faith on the part of the People. Moreover, the defendant has failed to demonstrate any prejudice. Accordingly, the court did not improvidently exercise its discretion in failing to give an adverse inference charge (see, People v. Martinez, 71 N.Y.2d 937, 940, 528 N.Y.S.2d 813, 524 N.E.2d 134; People v. Grice, 203 A.D.2d 587, 611 N.Y.S.2d 25; People v. Jackson, 172 A.D.2d 935, 568 N.Y.S.2d 215).

The trial court's marshaling of the evidence was fair.

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