A Grafton County Superior Court judge has denied a New Hampshire police officer’s request to be removed from the Exculpatory Evidence Schedule, also known as the Laurie List.
…The Laurie List is intended to let prosecutors know which officers have truthfulness or credibility issues. That way, they can make defendants, who are entitled to all evidence that is exculpatory, aware of such issues.
The New Hampshire ACLU filed a motion to become a party to the case. The group argued that Hornick had no legal authority to remove the officer and that it needs to protect criminal defendants’ rights because no one else does.
“Every person has a right to due process when interacting with the criminal justice system, and that includes evidence that police officer witnesses may have been dishonest in the past,” said Henry Klementowicz, staff attorney at the N.H. ACLU. “This lawsuit further highlights why the list should be made a public document.”
“It was done in a way that it was easy to hijack the narrative around it,” Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview with the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery” on Sunday. “It was too fast.”
Between 2015 and 2017, seven Motel 6 locations in the state shared approximately 80,000 guests’ personal information with ICE without requiring a warrant.
…The guest lists contained private information of all guests at the hotel, violating their expectation of privacy.
The hotel chain’s disclosures “resulted in ICE’s targeted investigation of many guests with Latino-sounding names,” the statement said.