No. B173698.

32 Cal.Rptr.3d 634 (2005)

131 Cal.App.4th 1242

The PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. Anthony E. LAWSON, Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division Eight.

August 11, 2005.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Lynette Gladd Moore, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant.

Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Pamela C. Hamanaka, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Jeffrey B. Kahan and Robert C. Schneider, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.


Anthony E. Lawson appeals from his conviction for possession of cocaine base. He asserts several errors relating to the manner in which his sole witness testified and how he was forced to testify. We reverse.


Long Beach police officer Joseph Ferguson and his partner were on foot patrol one night dressed in civilian clothes when they saw appellant Anthony Eugene Lawson and his acquaintance, Theresa Martinez....

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