Document Feed
Primary Sources

Tricks are for Cops

Police used deliberate deception in getting alleged rape victim to recant.

1) The section of Det. Thomas Woodmansee's police report that deals with Patty's confession.
2) Attorney Hal Harlowe's brief in support of his motion to suppress.
3) An attached statement from Patty's ophthalmologist.
4) Judge Aulik's ruling.

3) An attached statement from Patty's ophthalmologist.

UW Health

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

600 Highland Avenue Madison, WI 53792

[Redacted], Patricia

UWH# [redacted]

DOB: 06/21/1959
OPHTHALMOLOGY CLINIC 04/16/98
To Whom It May Concern:
I examined Patricia [redacted] on April 16, 1998. I have examined her in the past. She has a diagnosis of macular degeneration secondary to Stargardt's disease which is an inherited loss of central vision.
Examination showed an acuity in the right of 5/200 and in the left of 5/200. The main cause for loss of vision was loss of normal tissue in the central visual area of each eye. The cause is an inherited disease.
Essentially, this woman has a central loss of vision which would make it impossible for her to identify a face in good or bad light. She has enough peripheral vision to be able to get around and avoid bumping into large objects.
Another way of stating her visual disability is that she is considerably worse than legally blind in both eyes.
Sincerely,

Electronically Signed

Thomas S. Stevens, M.D. 05/12/98 06:57
Thomas S. Stevens, M.D.

Retina Consultant

DEPARTMENT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY AND VISUAL SCIENCES
TSS/omn D 04/23/98 2:54 P T 04/27/98 3:51 P Doc#: 586072
cc: HAL HARLOWE, ATTORNEY

517 N PINCKNEY

MADISON WI 53703

FAX 608-257-5040
[End of document.]

1) The section of Det. Thomas Woodmansee's police report that deals with Patty's confession.
2) Attorney Hal Harlowe's brief in support of his motion to suppress.
4) Judge Aulik's ruling.


Back to Cry Rape Back to Madison