Judge: Captain May Not Testify On GPS Coordinates In Criminal Suit Against Officer
(February 23, 2016, 10:34 AM EST) -- SCRANTON, Pa. — In a criminal suit against a police officer, a police captain may not testify as an expert regarding GPS coordinates and analysis, a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Feb. 19, finding that the captain does not have the required specialized knowledge (Faith Kintzel v. Stephen Kleeman, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper, No. 13-163, M.D. Pa.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20158).
(Memorandum available. Document #30-160311-013Z.)
On April 7, 2010, Stephen Kleeman, a Pennsylvania state trooper, charged Faith Kintzel with summary harassment. A hearing was held June...