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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ind. Decisions- One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In U.S. v. Long (SD Ind., McKinney), a 15-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:

Robert Long and Jason Edwards were corrupt narcotics detectives who, over the course of several months, capitalized on their police authority to steal marijuana and drug money from Indianapolisarea criminals. Unbeknownst to the two, some of their thefts were coordinated stings by law enforcement. Based on wiretap recordings and evidence from the stings, Long and Edwards were arrested and convicted of possession of marijuana, attempted possession, and narcotics conspiracy. Edwards now attacks his conviction, claiming the district court erred when it denied his motion to dismiss evidence related to the wiretap order on his phone, while Long raises a laundry list of complaints related to his sentence. We find none of these contentions meritorious, and accordingly affirm Edwards’s conviction and Long’s sentence.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 22, 2011 11:41 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions