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Criminal Procedure keyed to Kamisar
Manson v. Brathwaite
Citation:432 U.S. 98, 97 S.Ct. 2243, 53 L.Ed.2d 140 (1977)
An undercover police officer purchased heroin from a seller. The officer then described the seller to a backup officer. Based on the description, the backup officer believed Brathwaite (defendant) to be the seller. He obtained a photo of Brathwaite from police files and left it at the undercover officer’s office. Two days later, the undercover officer viewed Brathwaite’s photograph and identified him as the seller. At trial, the officer testified that he was certain that the person in the photograph was Brathwaite and made a positive in-court identification.
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