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Criminal Practice – Cocaine Trafficking – Constitutional – Confrontation Clause – CI’s Statements (access required)

A police detective testified about what a confidential informant told him, not to prove the truth of what the CI said, but to explain how and why the investigation of defendant began. Such statements are not precluded by Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004), and admission of the same does not violate defendant’s Sixth ...

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