25 January 2010

Dan Talbot murder trial 25 Jan. 2010: Sweating bullets.

KingCast Public Records Request -- Dear Police Chief Reardon:

Please provide a copy of any and all documents that address the discipline, if any, of Officers Joseph Rizzuti and Antonio DeAllegro relative to any and all police brutality or any physical abuse complaints. Please also provide a copy of any and all documents pertaining to any Federal mandates or supervision to which the Revere Police Department has been subject to since 2000. Documents means emails, notes, memoranda all paper or electronic documents. Please respond within the 10 days allotted by MGL 66 § 10.

EVENING UPDATE: Anticipated videos will be Canavin X/E on hydra shock bullets, trajectory and found casings (3 vids), Re-Direct and 3 vids of Robert Iacoviello's police interview. I have no idea what was going on in that interview, I have to listen to it again. It's pretty vague except It's pretty vague except for that he bailed Gia Nagy out for some petty offense for $40 I believe and the part when he declares that "Cat" ran in to the party and said that "5 kids with gats ran up on a cop and shot him."

The reason for the tree pic is that there was projectile damage to a tree. Not sure where this is going but there was testimony that Defendant Iacoviello shot warning rounds into the air. And of course Krupp might be implying that the shot came from LE (either first or subsequent fire) but that it was off base and struck the tree. His bigger point, however -- and I can guarantee you this -- is that it wasn't thoroughly inspected. And as I stated earlier, a suspect investigation might yield the NG he's looking for. New pics are up, look for vids throughout the evening, should be starting around 7:30 and proceed from day to day as required.
Soooo..... The action continued hot and heavy this morning as Defense counsel, by and through Peter Krupp, attempted to poke holes in the testimony of Brian J. Canavin. I had previously noted that Mr. Canavin has a strong yet down-to-earth sort of presence. He handles the technical stuff well and he’s pretty convincing in his attempts to put the fatal bullet to the weapon he reassembled.

Krupp is in the process of making five basic contentions, all of which I believe I captured on video for review this evening:

1. Too many pieces parts of unknown spring tensions and other variables tainted the evaluative process.

2. The two 9MM shells that allegedly came from the reassembled gun that were found further away from the bleachers were not located in a timely fashion.

3. The injection molding process of a Hi-Point slide renders certain markings that are unique regardless of the sand-belt finishing that imparts unique specific characteristics.

4. Evidence was destroyed and not inventoried that could have helped establish the approach angle and effective height of the shooter who put the bullet into Officer Soto’s truck tire.

“Did you photograph the tire when it was off the car”
“Did you maintain the tire?”
“Did you maintain the bumper?”

5. Officer Talbot’s weapon had one non-spec hydra shock round in the chamber and 3 others in the magazine. The hydra schock round is on the right.
“Do you inventory or know where they were in the chamber?”
Frankly I don't think the State has made its case yet so Krupp thinks he's #1 with a bullet; let's see what the State can accomplish against his witnesses in the waning days of this historic trial. One of the .40 Cal police issue casings allegedly from Officer Soto's gun is precipitously poised on top of a Gatorade bottle, fascinating stuff here.

This was the supplemental loose-leaf material set up this morning concerning my review of another tragic police shooting:
Some tool keeps saying I am anti-cop. As a former LE Attorney I can tell you that is far from true, I still have many LE friends. What is true is that I loathe irresponsible LE and coverups, I'll give him that much. And what good LE doesn't? That sort of activity taints the image of Good LE for crissakes. Off to trial.


kane said...

Hey man,

Good to see you following this case, which has been confusing from the word "go." I've been waiting a while to see what evidence the state has, and anxiously await the airing of the video captured by Revere High CCTV cameras allegedly showing the moments leading up to the shooting.

One quick question: is there a way to post transcripts of the testimony? I know the court reporter charges a large fee for them, but maybe you get a discount or have access to them with a press pass? I don't know, just throwing it out there. Keep the updates coming.


Christopher King said...

Hey Kane,

I think my opportunity passed with the school cameras, that footage was shown early on. I don't think it shows too too much though.

The transcript testimony is an interesting question, because technically I have the right to audio and video the entire trial.

If, say an investor were to provide the necessary equipment I -- or anyone else with the requisite equipment -- could no doubt generate a transcript via voice recognition.

Obviously it would never be certified as authentic but it would be representative item nonethess.

Food for thought, always looking at the next vista.

-The KingCaster.

Christopher King said...

You see dammit, courtrooms are a PUBLIC PLACE, with rare exception.

Therefore the technology must rise to meet the occasion.

That's what I'm all about and that's all I've been about for decades now when I'm not doing telecom and helping LE with E911 matters.

I'll say it again:

Open, transparent government and Courts.

-The KingCaster.

KingCast: Reality TV.... for real.

Christopher King said...

Meanwhile it's holy acrimony over at the Revere Forum:

glad2beout wrote:I see things have not changed. The RPD is disrespected by the public because of the reputation they have built over the years. A well deserved reputation. I have seen first hand officers driving on duty with nips in their pockets, taking drugs from teens for their own personal use and stealing. The few moral officers they have had are forced to back up their "brothers & sisters". It is truly sad this behavior has led to the death of a young officer, however, it has been coming for a long time. As I told an officer in 1990 "I find it pathetic you cover for this asshole while he drives around drunk on duty. Keep in mind, that's who you have to back your ass up when someone pulls a gun on you". I guess he didn't pass it on to the new generation of "Revere's finest". My thoughts and prayers to Officer Talbot's family while once again dealing with this awful situation.


I would just like to say thanks to glad2beout for jumping in on this. As I believe you're a former member of the dept. (an assumption) just going by your post, I'm glad you're calling an apple an apple. I'm Joe Main St. but I've seen it all in this city. I'm Joe, but I'm sure within an hour the two journalists will know who I am, don't care, but I'm a nobody who has to chime in once in awhile. This dept. and alot of them in the area are all the same. Nothing will change here or there, let these two bitch slap each other until no one cares. Oh and glad2, if you were a member of this or any dept. thanks for your service. I have someone out there so I know.

Christopher King said...

From the email tip jar:

Hey [Nunya' Bitness]

Don't let it sweat you..... there are nasty LE and nasty lawyers out there all around, but there are also lots of Good Apples.

Difficulties arise because as a lawyer you can sort of do your own thing but when you are in the system things get rough when you cross the Thin Blue Line. BTW if you have not watched that video I highly recommend it. It is my favorite documentary of All Time.

Here's yesterday's post.


And feel free to write or call whenever you come up for air!

-The KingCaster.

On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 1:48 AM, [Nunya' Bitness] wrote:

Mr. King,

I apologize for taking so long to contact you. We met at the Daniel Talbot trial while I was [Nunya' Bitness].

I am a student at [Nunya' Bitness School of Law] Unfortunately, I probably won't be able to attend much more of the trial, if any, because my [Nunya' Bitness] but I will try to check your blog and keep up on what is happening.

The case is a very interesting one and really highlights what I feel is the root of all evil in the criminal "justice" system: cops who think they are untouchable just because they are cops.

This is something I am struggling with at this point my law school career, as I had planned on entering the system after graduating.

Well we shall see, I suppose. It was a pleasure meeting you, congratulations on winning your petition, and I will follow your bog when I can.

[Still Nunya' Bitness]