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Tuesday, July 1, 2003

[PA] Blocking testimony of cops who say there was dv call to Chief McNeilly's

...[Judge] Cercone heard arguments yesterday on a motion by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carolyn Bloch to bar the testimony of three subpoenaed defense witnesses. Bloch said the testimony of Pittsburgh police officers Tamara Mason and Stanley Comans and former 911 dispatcher Gail Elliott...

Wednesday trial pits officer vs. chief
By Robert Baird
TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Tuesday, July 1, 2003
Testimony is expected to begin Wednesday in the federal court jury trial of fired Pittsburgh police Officer Edmond N. Gaudelli Jr., who is charged with lying under oath for saying that police Chief Robert W. McNeilly Jr. had been involved in a domestic dispute that turned violent... Gaudelli, 36, of Banksville, was indicted for perjury by a federal grand jury for statements he made under oath that he was dispatched on Sept. 28, 1996, to McNeilly's home on a domestic dispute allegedly involving the chief and his wife, police Cmdr. Catherine McNeilly... Police investigators said that a check of records from computers and calls to and from the city's 911 center showed that no domestic disturbance calls were made involving the McNeilly house at any time. [U.S. District Judge David S.] Cercone heard arguments yesterday on a motion by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carolyn Bloch to bar the testimony of three subpoenaed defense witnesses. Bloch said the testimony of Pittsburgh police officers Tamara Mason and Stanley Comans and former 911 dispatcher Gail Elliott about an alleged radio broadcast involving the McNeillys' Brookline address were irrelevant and based on hearsay. Defense attorney Anthony Mariani said the testimony should be permitted as an exception to hearsay rules and was intended only to explain the defendant's actions. Cercone said he will rule on Bloch's motion before the trial begins... [Full article here]

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