Peremptory Strikes

CASE LAW UPDATE:  Whether the prosecutor’s removal of the only minority juror was race neutral?    

Defendant was convicted of theft.  He appealed.  On appeal, defendant argued that:  (1) the trial erred by denying his challenge to the prosecutor’s peremptory strike of the only minority juror; and (2) abused its discretion by admitting surveillance footage without proper authentication.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that:  (1) the struck juror’s recent criminal record was a race neutral reason for removal; and (2) it was proper to admit the surveillance footage based on the district manager’s authentication.  Affirmed.

State v. Brown, A20-0759, Scott County.

Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.

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