Rain. 73.7   F New York
AI-Powered News Summarizer
Top Stories

Prosecutors appeal decision suppressing video in Patriots owner Robert Kraft's prostitution case

June 30, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

during their AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

Florida prosecutors pushed a state appeals court on Tuesday to overturn last year's decision suppressing video of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft inside a massage parlor.

(CNN)Florida prosecutors pushed a state appeals court on Tuesday to overturn last year's decision suppressing video of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft inside a massage parlor.

The appeal stems from the criminal case against Kraft, 78, who was charged with two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution in February 2019.

Kraft's attorneys challenged the validity of the search warrant that let authorities install hidden cameras inside the spa, saying it violated his Fourth Amendment rights and Florida law.

On Tuesday, Florida Deputy Solicitor General Jeffrey DeSousa asked the West Palm Beach Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal to reverse that decision and defended the search warrant.

"But the lower courts have now suppressed the entirety of the video evidence against each of these defendants, thereby endangering the state's efforts to prosecute felony prostitution offenses, racketeering and human trafficking charges, and a slew of misdemeanors directed at members of our community who patronized those illicit businesses and therefore created the demand for them," he argued.

Kraft team argues to suppress video

Kraft's defense attorney Derek Schaffer focused his argument on the lack of "minimization," saying that police didn't do enough to minimize the extent of the surveillance they were conducting at the day spa.

These cameras that were put into private massage rooms for patrons would be undressing as a matter of course, they recorded everything without interruption for five days straight," Schaffer argued on behalf of Kraft.

Summarizer is on Google News. Now you can get the latest AI summarized news on your favorite news platform.

Don't like Google News? We have an RSS Feed for you.

Suggestions