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Jackson v. Ford

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURT OF APPEALS


December 11, 2003

JOSEPH JACKSON AND SAYZON L. FORD, APPELLANTS,
v.
UNITED STATES, APPELLEE.

Appeals from the Superior Court of the District of Columbia (Hon. Linda Kay Davis Hon. Judith Bartnoff, Trial Judges)

Before Farrell, Ruiz, and Glickman, Associate Judges.

ORDER

When this case was last before us, see Jackson v. United States, 768 A.2d 580 (D.C. 2001), we retained jurisdiction of the combined appeals *fn1 but remanded the record for findings necessary to enable us to decide whether, in each case, the erroneous failure of the trial court to order disclosure of the form DEA-86, a "Forensic Chemist Worksheet," was harmless under the standard of Kotteakos v. United States, 328 U.S. 750, 764-65 (1946). *fn2

In each case, the remand was ordered to permit the trial judge to determine whether material discrepancies existed between the information entered on the DEA-86 form and information contained in the similar (but not identical) DEA-7 form which had been disclosed to the d efense and introduced in evidence by the prosecutor at trial.

On remand, after a comparison of the now-disclosed documents, each appellant conceded in writing that no discrepancy existed between the DEA-86 and the DEA-7. The trial judge also reviewed the documents independently in each case and made a similar finding of no discrepancy.

Therefore, on the basis of the supplemented record and for the reasons otherwise stated in our original opinion, the judgments of conviction are Affirmed.


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