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Evidence Keyed to Park
Davis v. Washington
Citation:547 U.S. 813 (2006)
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The relevant statements were made to a 911 emergency operator on February 1, 2001. When the operator answered the initial call, the connection terminated before anyone spoke. She reversed the call, and Michelle McCottry answered. In the conversation, the operator ascertained that McCottry was involved in a domestic disturbance with her former boyfriend Adrian Davis. As the conversation continued, the operator learned that Davis had just run out the door after hitting McCottry, and that he was leaving in a car with someone else. The police arrived within four minutes of the 911 call and observed McCottry’s shaken state. McCottry presumably could have testified at Davis’s felony trial for violation of a non-contact order as to whether Davis was her assailant, but she did not appear. Over Davis’s objection, based on the Confrontation Clause, the trial court admitted the recording of her exchange with the 911 operator.
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