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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
Manson v. Brathwaite
Citation:432 U.S. 98 (1977)
Connecticut police officers obtained information from an informant about the identity of a heroin dealer. Using the description of the individual from the informant, which was that the suspect approximately five feet eleven inches tall, dark complexion, black hair, and having high cheekbones, and of heavy build, and the viewing of a single photograph, officers arrived at Brathwaite’s (Respondent) apartment complex and arrested him. He was convicted by a jury of selling heroin. He appealed, arguing that the police’s pretrial identification procedure was unconstitutional and violated his due process rights.
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