Understanding Brady and Giglio: Civilian Oversight’s Role
In Brady v. Maryland, the United States Supreme Court held that prosecutors must provide exculpatory information to defense counsel, and in Giglio v. United States, it extended the holding to include information suggesting a witness may not be credible. Many law enforcement agencies and district attorneys’ offices have created Brady lists – lists of officers whose disciplinary or testimonial history must be disclosed if they are called to testify. But some lists and some protocols have been criticized as inadequate. This presentation will set forth the legal standards for what prosecutors must disclose about officer histories under Brady and Giglio, and what role civilian oversight professionals can play in improving police disclosure procedures and ensuring that defendants get information to which they are entitled. The panelists will discuss what steps civilian oversight agencies, based on an investigative model, can take to ensure that Brady or Giglio information uncovered in their investigations is disclosed, and what steps police commissions and review-focused and auditor/inspector general-focused civilian oversight agencies can take to ensure that law enforcement agencies are meeting their constitutional obligations.
Join us for this webinar on June 14, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. ET, featuring Andrew Case, senior counsel at LatinoJustice PRLDEF and Mary Izadi, the constitutional policing advisor the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in California.
Please note that cancelled registrations will not be refunded. All paid registrants will receive a link to the recording following the event so that they may view it even if they are unable to attend the live session.
Andrew Case is Senior Counsel at LatinoJustice PRLDEF, where he litigates against police departments and corrections agencies. He recently worked on a report that obtained and analyzed 181 cases in which New York’s Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) had determined that New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers made false official statements in interviews; the report found that the NYPD only disclosed the CCRB’s finding with regard to five of these officers. He has worked on cases brought against the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the Arizona Department of Corrections, and the New York Police Department. He currently is co-counsel in Ligon v. City of New York, one of three ongoing cases that led to the NYPD’s current monitorship. Previously he served as the Director of Communications and Intergovernmental Relations at the CCRB.
Mary Izadi is the Constitutional Policing Advisor for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in California. As a member of the Executive Command, she makes recommendations and advises on constitutional law, accountability, adherence to best practices, and policies and procedures. Prior to this role, she served over 11 years as a prosecutor with the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office. She handled numerous jury trials, including cases featured on America’s Most Wanted and other national television programs. Mary is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Legal Officers Section. In this role, she has served on working groups developing multiple model policies for police agencies. She also is a California POST-certified instructor and serves on the NACOLE Training, Education and Standards Committee and the Constitutional Rights Foundation, Law Day Committee assisting in training and education on Police Practices and Constitutional Law issues.