State v. Payne (2002)

In State v. Payne, 260 Conn. 446, 465, 797 A.2d 1088 (2002) the Court exercised its supervisory authority to reverse a judgment of conviction because of misconduct by the same prosecutor involved in the present case. That decision was based in part on a conclusion that the prosecutor had engaged in a pattern of misconduct not only in Payne itself, but in other cases as well. Id. The court stated that "the prosecutor . . . repeatedly committed serious prosecutorial misconduct and our experience counsels that nothing short of reversal will deter similar misconduct in the future." Id. at 466.