This appeal arises out of an order of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City denying a motion for new trial filed by appellant, Detective Anthony Fata of the Baltimore Police Department. Fata was indicted on June 22, 2012 in relation to an incident that occurred on January 18, 2011 in which Fata was shot in the thigh.
A jury ultimately convicted Fata of perjury, misconduct in office, and workers’ compensation fraud. Fata subsequently filed a motion for new trial, contending that he was prohibited from mounting a proper defense due to several errors associated with the trial court’s determination that certain pieces of evidence would be admissible for the purpose of impeaching Fata. The circuit court denied Fata’s motion for new trial on November 12, 2013.
On appeal, Fata presents one issue for our review, which we have reproduced, verbatim, below:
1. Did the circuit court err in denying appellant’s Motion for New Trial?