Evidence of Prior Resisting Arrest Incidents Improper

If one is charged with resisting arrest, the prosecution must show that defendant was aware that the other person was acting as a police officer.  In the following case, defendant argued that he lacked this knowledge.  The prosecution then tried to introduce evidence to the jury of five prior incidents when defendant resisted arrest to show he understood who was or was not a police officer.  The court allowed it and defendant was convicted.  Defendant then appealed.  How did the appellate court rule?  Click on the following article to find out.


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