You may have heard of a “Brady List”. It is also sometimes called a “Giglio List.” They stand for the U.S. Supreme Court cases Brady v. Maryland and Giglio v. Unites States respectively. These two similar cases decided by our nation’s highest court, say that prosecutors are legally required to disclose any misconduct or compromising information of a witness to the defense in a criminal case. This allows defense attorneys to impeach, or challenge, the credibility of a witness’s testimony – including police officers. Many prosecuting agencies in the United States keep what is called a “Brady List.” This is a list of police officers that have been reported and disciplined for misconduct, usually involving dishonesty. A perfect example of an officer who belongs on such a list is Pleasant Prairie Police Officer Jaden Kleinke. He belongs on the list because he is a convicted criminal, and even more importantly, a convicted liar. He lied to two police officers in the commission of a crime. When he is an important witness in a criminal trial or the arresting officer, the prosecutors must legally provide this information to the defense attorney. The defense attorney can then use that information to show the jury that this cop has lied before and might be lying in this case. The defense can ask him if he was convicted in a crime. The Kenosha County Eye knows for certain that Mike Graveley and his prosecutors have not been providing defense counsels with this information, leading the way for appeals and misconduct proceedings. Worse yet? Graveley today said in a letter that he will not release the circumstances that placed the officers on this list. The Kenosha County Eye has obtained Graveley’s Brady list. We have redacted the names because we don’t know the circumstances that put these cops here. It could be gross misconduct, or it could be something trivial. Graveley has complete disregard for transparency and the Wisconsin Public Records law. He cited a Supreme Court Case from 1991, Richards v. Foust. This is a case about prosecutor’s work-product and doesn’t apply here. Nice try Mike. Who will hold Graveley accountable?
The embattled director of Women and Children’s Horizons dropped a lawsuit yesterday, two weeks after it was filed, and only 10 days after KCE published an article alleging she was practicing law without a license. According to a 8-count findings document outlining an investigation into misconduct, Paine was disbarred May 20, 2023. The documents says in part, “After proceedings conducted pursuant to [Michigan Supreme Court Rules], the panel found, based on [Paine’s] admissions to all of the