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What is the appropriate response for officers to take when they believe they're in imminent mortal danger on the job? At what point does the use of force in an encounter diverge from being appropriate and justifiable, and cross into excessive and criminal? What does the law say about police shooting an unarmed citizen? These are the questions posed by State v. Gray, a new NITA case file inspired by the timely discussions our nation is having about the use of force against unarmed civilians. The tragic events in Ferguson in 2014, Baltimore and Chicago in 2015, and Baton Rouge and Dallas in 2016—among far too many others throughout our nation in recent years—have energized the country in a debate about these very police tactics in America.

State v. Gray is a fictionalized scenario that draws "inspiration" from real-life occurrences. Here, however, the issue of race is purposely avoided so the focus remains on whether the shooting of an unarmed individual is justified based on law. This well-balanced case file will challenge the student's advocacy and medical and forensic expert witness skills through this full trial, which includes four witnesses per side, including the experts in DNA evidence and gunshot residue collection and in police use of force. Students will prevail based entirely on their own prowess in advocacy and the way they use the abundance of evidence provided in the case file.

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Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 

AUTHORS' NOTE

INTRODUCTION

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFOR USE AS A FULL TRIAL

INFORMATION


EXHIBITS
      Exhibit 1—Map of Shooting
      Exhibit 2—Photo of Officer Gray's Vehicle
      Exhibit 3—Photo of Officer Gray's Vehicle with Driver's Door Open
      Exhibit 4—Photo of Body
      Exhibit 5—Photo of Officer Gray's
      Exhibit 6—Photo of Protests
      Exhibit 7—Nita City Police Manual: Section 8.0, Use of Force
      Exhibit 8—Photo of Officer Gray's Facial Bruises
      Exhibit 9—Officer Gray's Incident Report
      Exhibit 10—Autopsy Report for Rudy York
      Exhibit 11—Denny Galehouse's Map of Scene
      Exhibit 12—Dr. Mel Parnell's Diagram

LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTS
NCPD Offense Report by Detective Sergeant Billy Goodman
NCPD Supplemental Report by Detective Sergeant Billy Goodman
NCPD Report by Captain Birdie Tebbetts
Darrow County Sheriff's Office Crime Lab Report by Whitney Moses

PRELIMINARY HEARING TESTIMONY PRELIMINARY HEARING TESTIMONY
      Detective Johnny Pesky
      Captain Birdie Tebbetts
      Forensic Expert Whitney Moses
      Detective Sergeant Billy Goodman
      Officer Darren Gray
      Stipulation of Dr. Louis Bader's Autopsy Report and Body Diagram

REPORTS AND CVS OF DEFENSE EXPERTS
      Report of Dr. Mel Parnell
      CV of Dr. Mel Parnell
      Report of Dr. Rousey Williams
      CV of Dr. Rousey Williams

STATEMENT OF DENNY GALEHOUSE  

ARREST AND CONVICTION RECORDS

      Rudy York
      Johnny Pesky
      Denny Galehouse

APPLICABLE NITA CRIMINAL CODE

JURY INSTRUCTIONS

JURY VERDICT FORM