|Cry Rape... updated
The DA's Office explains itself
A statement from Diane Nicks on why the charges against "Patty" were
brought, then dropped.
Harlowe to DA: Examine your evidence
Attorney files brief to compel prosecutors to try matching DNA sample.
Tricks are for Cops
Police used deliberate deception in getting alleged rape
victim to recant.
|The following records relate to a motion heard
in mid-July in Dane County Circuit Court Branch 2. Hal Harlowe, an attorney
for a Madison woman named Patty who alleges that she coerced by police
into recanting a reported rape, sought to have the woman's statements suppressed
on grounds that they were improperly obtained. The motion was denied by
Reserve Judge Jack Aulik. An article on this matter appears in the July
17 issue of Isthmus. These records were scanned in electronically;
some name references have been redacted. The documents, in order, are:
1) The section of Det. Thomas Woodmansee's
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.
Patty’s lawyer, former Dane County DA Hal Harlowe: ‘This
is one of the most rotten investigations I have ever seen.’
Documents relating to Isthmus' Feb. 13 cover story on a rape police
say never happened.
Cry Rape . . . Patty's Story
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