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George Zimmerman Trial Coverage => Witnesses => Topic started by: nomatter_nevermind on July 08, 2013, 02:14:54 PM

Title: Former Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee, 7/8/13
Post by: nomatter_nevermind on July 08, 2013, 02:14:54 PM
4:13 PM

O'Mara on direct, taking BL through his career.
Title: Re: Former Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee, 7/8/13
Post by: nomatter_nevermind on July 08, 2013, 02:23:18 PM
O'Mara asked about 'voice lineups'. BL says like visual lineups, they should be done individually. O'Mara asked about the playing of the 911 recordings for TM family in the mayor's office. BL thought they should have been done individually. He offered to be present, was excluded.

Bernie on cross.

BL thinks it was the city manager who told him his presence was not desired when 911 recordings played for TM family in the mayor's office.
Title: Re: Former Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee, 7/8/13
Post by: cboldt on July 08, 2013, 02:24:19 PM
Lee offered his presence at the meeting where the recording was played.  He was told to NOT be there.

Bernardo on cross exam, talking about lineup.  You don't want a witness to have seen a television report of the suspect, then show them the lineup.  I think where Bernardo is going with this is that there is no new taint to the witnesses, because Tracy heard the recording in early March.

He is arguing you might have six voices if you were doing a voice lineup.  That's asinine.  Just play the recording and asks the person to name or ID the speaker, or be unable to.  Smoke and obfuscation from Bernardo, he knows how voice ID is done.
Title: Re: Former Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee, 7/8/13
Post by: annoyedbeyond on July 08, 2013, 02:25:21 PM
First re-direct question from O'Mara is "yes but in THIS case...."

LOL


Title: Re: Former Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee, 7/8/13
Post by: nomatter_nevermind on July 08, 2013, 02:26:08 PM
O'Mara on redirect.

Q: Was ID of screamer an open question when the 911 recordings were played for TM family in the mayor's office?

BL: They had an idea, more witnesses welcome.
Title: Re: Former Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee, 7/8/13
Post by: redstripe on July 08, 2013, 02:27:52 PM
Bernie objects to O'Mara
overruled
O'Mara asks if it would have been best practice in this case to avoid having TM's family together in the same room all listening to it at one time. 
BL says yes it would have been
O'mara asks if there was a risk for emotional bias/influence
BL says yes there is

O'mara asks if it is usually the job of the city manager to handle criminal matters
BL says no it is not
Title: Re: Former Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee, 7/8/13
Post by: cboldt on July 08, 2013, 02:28:42 PM
City manager doesn't usually make police decisions does he?  No.  Doesn't fight fires for the fire department?  No.  Lee is excused.  I did not hear him being subject to recall.

Jurors excused.  The court is going to conduct business outside of the jury's view.  Probably another sidebar, the judge seems unwilling to share the process with the public.
Title: Re: Former Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee, 7/8/13
Post by: nomatter_nevermind on July 08, 2013, 02:29:55 PM
Q: Does the city manager normally make police decisions?

BL: No.

4:27 BL excused.

O'Mara wanted to end for the day.

Nelson told jurors there are matters to be discussed out of their presence, they will be dismissed for day. She read admonitions.

Jury excused, 4:28 PM.