S.D.N.Y.: Lack of full detail and minor discrepancies from reports didn’t make officers unbelievable

In a Bronx stop and frisk, the fact that the four NYPD Stop, Question and Frisk Report Worksheets for each person frisked didn’t have the detail of the officers’ hearing testimony or resulted in minor discrepancies doesn’t make them unbelievable. United States v. Winkfield, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 104260 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 1, 2016):

First, the Court notes that it would be unlikely for members of the Bronx Gangs Squad, tasked with patrolling high-crime areas to articulate the dangerousness of the neighborhood of the proximity to the location of a crime in any report or record — that factor simply would not be worthy of memorialization. Second, to the extent that there might be discrepancies between the live testimony and the documentary evidence, the inconsistencies are minor ones. Therefore, the Court finds that Sergeant Garrett and Officer Pinney testified credibly as to their recollection of the events occurring on the early morning hours of December 12, 2015.

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