Did State Withheld Police Investigative Notes Evidence ?
In Carroll v. State, 815 So. 2d 601 (Fla. 2002), the defendant argued that the State withheld favorable evidence that consisted of police investigative notes that linked the defendant with another suspect, that another person was believed by the family to be involved, and that other crimes, including another rape, had occurred in the neighborhood.
In denying relief on this issue, the court said, "As noted by the State, the prosecution is not required to provide the defendant all information regarding its investigatory work on a particular case regardless of its relevancy or materiality." Id. at 620.