Convictions based on Evidence Held by Nevada City Police May be in doubt

News Release (Mountain Messenger)

NEVADA CITY – The Mountain Messenger newspaper is on the streets today with a story revealing how Grand Jury criticisms of Nevada City Police Department evidence handling may affect cases already tried.

A local defense attorney told The Messenger attorneys should consider what, if any, action they should take on behalf of their clients. The source said a review of past cases by the district attorney’s office is called for.

Nevada County District Attorney Clifford Newell says his office has started such a review. In San Francisco County the DA has dismissed convictions because of irregularities in police procedure. The Messenger story says the same thing could happen here.

To read the full story, The Mountain Messenger can be purchased for half a buck at the National Hotel (sidewalk), Nevada City Post Office (sidewalk), Nevada City SPD (outside), Nevada City Express Mart (outside) and in front of Safeway, in the Brunswick area. The Mountain Messenger, California’s oldest weekly newspaper, is published on Thursdays from Downieville, California.

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