COA revives ‘new intervenors’ challenge in South Bend police phone call recording litigation

Describing the litigation as taking a “convoluted procedural path” through state and federal courts, the Court of Appeals of Indiana remanded the yearslong dispute in South Bend over surreptitiously recorded phone conversations of certain police officers after finding the fundamental question of whether the state or federal wiretap laws were violated had never been answered.

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COA reverses intimidation conviction for lack of intent

Despite allowing a Level 6 felony conviction to stand, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has reversed a Level 5 felony intimidation conviction, finding that even though the defendant acknowledged he had threatened to kill his sisters, he did not actually intend to prevent them from calling the police.

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