Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Jorge Azar, Defendant, represented by John R. Minock , Cramer, Minock & Sweeney, P.L.C..
Jellie Villalon, Defendant, represented by William W. Swor .
Dr. Rodney Moret-Quezada, Defendant, represented by Edward A. Bajoka , Bajoka Law Group, PLLC, Ronald W. Chapman , Chapman Law Group & Ronald William Chapman, II , Chapman Law Group.
Diontay Bradley, Defendant, represented by Rafael C. Villarruel , Federal Defender Office.
Kamani Jacobs, Defendant, represented by Steven E. Scharg .
United States of America, Plaintiff, represented by Regina R. McCullough , U.S. Attorney's Office, Michael Heesters , U.S. Department of Justice & Philip A. Ross , U.S. Attorney's Office.
ORDER GRANTING THE GOVERNMENT'S MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION (ECF #144) AND DENYING DEFENDANT RODNEY MORET-QUEZADA'S MOTION IN LIMINE TO SUPPRESS MAPS REPORTS (ECF #102)
MATTHEW F. LEITMAN, District Judge.
On July 27, 2016, Defendant Rodney Moret-Quezada filed a Motion in Limine to Suppress MAPS Reports (the "Motion in Limine"). (ECF #102.) By order dated December 8, 2016, the Court granted the Motion in Limine. (See ECF #139.) On December 22, 2016, the United States of America filed a Motion for Reconsideration. (See ECF #144.) The Court held a hearing on the Motion for Reconsideration on February 9, 2017.
For the reasons stated on the record at the February 9, 2017 hearing, it is HEREBY ORDERED that the Motion for Reconsideration is GRANTED, the Motion in Limine is DENIED, and the Court will allow the admission of the MAPS Reports. When the Court admits the MAPS Reports, it will give a limiting instruction concerning the jury's consideration of those reports. The Court currently intends to give the limiting instruction that the Court read into the record during the February 9, 2017, hearing. However, prior to trial, defense counsel may submit proposed changes to the limiting instruction, and the Court will consider such proposals, if any.
IT IS SO ORDERED.