State v. Chance

In State v. Chance, 236 Conn. 31, 59, 671 A.2d 323 (1996), the court permitted the state to question the defendant for impeachment purposes regarding four separate occasions on which he allegedly gave false information to correction officers. In each case, prison officials had prepared a disciplinary report citing the defendant for making a false statement to the officers. Id. at 59 n.24. The defendant denied making false statements on three of the four occasions and objected to being questioned about those three incidents. Id. at 59. After the court overruled the defendant's objection, the defendant denied on cross-examination that he had given false information to correction officers on the three disputed occasions. Id.