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WILLIAM JACK CALDWELL v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to admit evidence — Audio recording of police officer

William Jack Caldwell, 1 the appellant, was convicted by a Washington County jury of multiple drug and traffic crimes as a result of drug buys conducted by confidential police informants. Mr. Caldwell now argues that the Circuit Court for Washington County erred in (1) failing to admit into evidence an audio recording of a police officer’s alleged prior inconsistent statement made during a preliminary hearing, (2) granting the State’s motion to postpone Mr. Caldwell’s trial beyond the 180-day Hicks deadline, and (3) delaying its ruling on Mr. Caldwell’s request to discharge his counsel. We find …

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