When and Why Does a Judge Have to Grant a Pitchess Motion?

A judge must order the release of police records about misconduct involving moral turpitude and discipline concerning a certain officer if the judge finds the material is exculpatory to defendant and material to the case.  Materiality is measured by whether it is reasonably probable that disclosure of the documents would change the outcome.  How exactly does someone request such documents and have a judge make a ruling that can help defendant?  Click on the following link to find out. 


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