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Criminal Nuggets

Mar 28, 2019

People v. Encalado, 2017 IL App (1st) 142548 (February). Episode 314 (Duration 10:18)

Trial judge did not allow the defendant to ask the jury if they could remain impartial not withstanding the fact that likes to pay for sex. 

Facts

Defendant was found guilty of a brutal sex assault.

The victim testified she got her...


Mar 28, 2019

People v. Grant, 2017 IL App (1st) 142956 (February). Episode 313 (Duration 3:49)

Defendant shot himself in an empty apartment, reckless discharge?

Facts

Defendant shot himself in the hand.

He told the cops it happened when he was trying to clear it.

The gun belongs to his sister’s boyfriend who also...


Mar 28, 2019

People v. Williams, 2017 IL App (3d) 150879 (February). Episode 312 (Duration 10:26)

Off duty officer outside his jurisdiction stops defendant for swerving; this leads to a DUI arrest.

Facts

Off duty officer is on on his way home after a shift.

He is in an unmarked squad car equipped with a radar gun. He is still in his...


Mar 28, 2019

People v. Bond, 2016 IL App (1st) 152007  (November). Episode 262 (Duration 8:00)

Can a Blue Island police officer enter the city of Chicago, an adjoining municipality, and exercise his police powers when he observes an illegally parked vehicle in violation of the Illinois Vehicle...


Mar 26, 2019

People v. Holt, 2019 IL App (3d) 160504 (March).

The split deepens between the Second, Fourth and Third Districts on these burglary/retail theft convictions.

Facts

Women sees two men grab a bag from behind a vending machine and enter the Walmart in Rock Falls.

She saw them reach behind the soda machines, pull...