People v. Nixon

CourtNew York Supreme Court Appellate Division
Writing for the CourtBefore KUPFERMAN
PartiesThe PEOPLE of the State of New York, Respondent, v. Glen NIXON, Defendant-Appellant.
Decision Date02 October 1990

Page 289

564 N.Y.S.2d 289
166 A.D.2d 170
The PEOPLE of the State of New York, Respondent,
v.
Glen NIXON, Defendant-Appellant.
Supreme Court, Appellate Division,
First Department.
Oct. 2, 1990.

Page 290

Before KUPFERMAN, J.P., and SULLIVAN, ASCH, MILONAS and KASSAL, JJ.

MEMORANDUM DECISION.

Judgment of the Supreme Court, New York County (John A.K. Bradley, J.), rendered on November 14, 1986, convicting defendant, after a jury trial, of three counts of robbery in the first degree and one count of grand larceny in the third degree, and sentencing him to concurrent indeterminate terms of from 7 to 21 years' imprisonment for each of the robbery counts and from 1 to 3 years' imprisonment for the grand larceny count, unanimously affirmed.

Defendant was convicted of three separate robberies of young women committed in the Frederick Douglass Housing Projects located in upper Manhattan during a two-week period in 1985.

Contrary to defendant's assertions, the hearing court did not commit reversible error in denying defendant's request that complainant Sandos and her daughter be produced at the Wade hearing. The evidence raised no substantial issues as to the constitutionality or suggestiveness of the lineups which could not properly be resolved without testimony from the identification witnesses and where the defendant's production request was based upon mere speculation. (See People v. Chipp, 75 N.Y.2d 327, 553 N.Y.S.2d 72, 552 N.E.2d 608.)

Defendant has failed to preserve for appellate review, by timely objection, his contentions that he was denied a fair trial by the prosecutor's failure to provide Rosario material at trial, that the trial court conducted a material portion of the trial in the defendants absence, and that the prosecutor elicited testimony from the police officers who conducted the lineups which improperly bolstered the complainants' credibility. Were we to consider those contentions, in the interest of justice, we would nonetheless affirm. The record reveals that an officer's pre-trial notes of an interview with a defense alibi witness did not directly relate to the subject matter of the officer's direct testimony, and therefore did not constitute Rosario material (CPL 240.45(1)(a); People v. Poole, 48 N.Y.2d 144, 422 N.Y.S.2d 5, 397 N.E.2d 697). Moreover, the defendant was, in fact, present at all stages of the trial material to the determination of his guilt or innocence (see, generally, People v. Cain, 76 N.Y.2d 119, 556...

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  • People v. Gonzalez
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • 10 Febrero 1995
    ...162, 428 N.Y.S.2d 453, 405 N.E.2d 1019 (1980); People v. Rosario, 9 N.Y.2d at 289, 213 N.Y.S.2d 448, 173 N.E.2d 881; People v. Nixon, 166 A.D.2d 170, 564 N.Y.S.2d 289 (1st Dept.1990), lv. denied, 78 N.Y.2d 971, 574 N.Y.S.2d 951, 580 N.E.2d 423 (1991); People v. Fridman, 162 A.D.2d 136, 556 ......
  • Barbour v. People
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • 18 Noviembre 1994
    ...839; People v. Faison, 176 A.D.2d 752, 743, 574 N.Y.S.2d 977; People v. Goldman, 175 A.D.2d 723, 725, 573 N.Y.S.2d 282; People v. Nixon, 166 A.D.2d 170, 564 N.Y.S.2d The so-called "Rosario rule" was promulgated as a matter of policy and a "right sense of justice" (People......
  • People v. Machado
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • 28 Septiembre 1993
    ...testified only concerning technique used to record conversation to lay foundation for offer of recording as evidence); People v. Nixon, 166 A.D.2d 170, 564 N.Y.S.2d 289 (1st Dep't 1990) (Police officer's notes of an interview with a defense alibi witness held not to constitute Rosario mater......
  • People v. Rios
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • 27 Abril 1992
    ...(see, People v. Melendez, 178 A.D.2d 366, 577 N.Y.S.2d 815; People v. Goldman, 175 A.D.2d 723, 573 N.Y.S.2d 282; People v. Nixon, 166 A.D.2d 170, 564 N.Y.S.2d 289; cf., People v. Perez, 65 N.Y.2d 154, 490 N.Y.S.2d 747, 480 N.E.2d The defendant's remaining contentions are either unpreserved ......
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  • People v. Gonzalez
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • 10 Febrero 1995
    ...162, 428 N.Y.S.2d 453, 405 N.E.2d 1019 (1980); People v. Rosario, 9 N.Y.2d at 289, 213 N.Y.S.2d 448, 173 N.E.2d 881; People v. Nixon, 166 A.D.2d 170, 564 N.Y.S.2d 289 (1st Dept.1990), lv. denied, 78 N.Y.2d 971, 574 N.Y.S.2d 951, 580 N.E.2d 423 (1991); People v. Fridman, 162 A.D.2d 136, 556 ......
  • Barbour v. People
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • 18 Noviembre 1994
    ...839; People v. Faison, 176 A.D.2d 752, 743, 574 N.Y.S.2d 977; People v. Goldman, 175 A.D.2d 723, 725, 573 N.Y.S.2d 282; People v. Nixon, 166 A.D.2d 170, 564 N.Y.S.2d The so-called "Rosario rule" was promulgated as a matter of policy and a "right sense of justice" (People......
  • People v. Machado
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • 28 Septiembre 1993
    ...testified only concerning technique used to record conversation to lay foundation for offer of recording as evidence); People v. Nixon, 166 A.D.2d 170, 564 N.Y.S.2d 289 (1st Dep't 1990) (Police officer's notes of an interview with a defense alibi witness held not to constitute Rosario mater......
  • People v. Rios
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • 27 Abril 1992
    ...(see, People v. Melendez, 178 A.D.2d 366, 577 N.Y.S.2d 815; People v. Goldman, 175 A.D.2d 723, 573 N.Y.S.2d 282; People v. Nixon, 166 A.D.2d 170, 564 N.Y.S.2d 289; cf., People v. Perez, 65 N.Y.2d 154, 490 N.Y.S.2d 747, 480 N.E.2d The defendant's remaining contentions are either unpreserved ......
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