UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
September 11, 2007
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
RUSSELL CARLTON PALMER, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: John M. Facciola United States Magistrate Judge
This is an unusual case. Indeed, it is one of the few where I denied the government's motion for detention even though the defendant is on parole. I did so because I have been advised that the defendant's parole officer is seeking a warrant, charging a parole violation, from the Parole Commission and I expect the Parole Commission to act soon. Obviously, if the warrant issues, the defendant will be held on the warrant until the disposition of this case. Detention in this case may be, in that sense, academic. If, on the other hand, the application of the parole officer is denied, I will, at Judge Leon's direction, return to the question of the defendant's detention at a hearing to be held after the status hearing set before Judge Leon on September 12, 2007.
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