People v. Reed

Illinois Appellate Court
Criminal Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (1st) 113465
Decision Date: 
December 31, 2013
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co., 3d Div.
Justice: 
HYMAN
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Defendant was convicted, after bench trial, of possession of controlled substance. Court within its discretion in precluding disclosure of surveillance location of the only officer who saw Defendant possess narcotics. Qualified privilege exists as to disclosure of secret surveillance locations, and whether disclosure is needed is decided on a case-by-case basis, balancing public interest in keeping location secret with Defendant's interest in preparing defense. (NEVILLE and MASON, concurring.)