The ruling in State Supreme Court in Brooklyn is believed to be the first seeking to limit the use of the devices by the nation’s largest local police department. Civil rights lawyers say it will put pressure on the police and prosecutors to meet a higher standard in tracking people’s cellphones and give judges new guidance to lean on.
His lawyer, David A. Bart, had tried to convince jurors that the prosecution had not proved his client’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. With a single defense witness, a neuropsychologist, Mr. Bart argued that even if the jury ruled against Mr. Blackwell, it should mete out less punishment because of his client’s severe epilepsy and “compromised brain.” For such a defense, the onus was on Mr. Bart to show that his client’s condition diminished his ability to form intent.
“I just think the system failed him,” said the friend, a man who declined to provide his name as he sat at 8:45 a.m. in an otherwise empty hallway outside the third-floor courtroom. Within minutes, pairs of police officers, many from the 105th Precinct, began arriving along with Patrick J. Lynch, the president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association. As they have for most of the case, relatives of Officer Moore, who was 25 when he died, filed into the wooden benches in the courtroom.
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Selecting a term
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