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MPD Quash Other Dets

MPD Quash Other Dets

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SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIACIVIL DIVISION ____________________________________ )ESTATE OF ROBERT E. WONE, )By Katherine E. Wone))Plaintiff, ) 2008 ca 8315)Judge Michael L. Rankin)Calendar 7v. ))JOSEPH R. PRICE,
et al.,
))Defendants. ) ___________________________________ )THE METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT’SMOTION TO QUASH THEDEPOSITIONS OF DETECTIVE XANTEN AND MOTION TO QUASH THEDEPOSITIONS OF DETECTIVES WHALEN, NORRIS, AND SERGEANT WAGNER FOR THE LIMITED PURPOSE OF ASSERTING THE LAW ENFORCEMENTPRIVILEGE AS TO SUBJECT MATTER NOT PREVIOUSLY DIVULGED BY LAWENFORCEMENT
 Non-party, the Metropolitan Police Department (“MPD”), moves to quash the notice of deposition of defendant, Joseph Price, which seeks to depose Detective Xanten, presentlyscheduled for Monday, April 18, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. MPDmoves to quash based upon the lawenforcement privilege because there is an open investigation in the companion criminal matter and Detective Xanten did not testify in the companion criminal matter. Additionally, MPDmoves to quash the notices of depositions of1) Detective Milton Norris, presently scheduled for Monday, April 18, 2011, at 1 p.m.; 2) Detective Daniel Whalen, presently scheduled for Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.; and 3) Sergeant Daniel Wagner, presently scheduledfor Wednesday, April 20, 1011, at 1:00 p.m.
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for the limited purpose of asserting the law
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Defense counsel has informed undersigned counsel that more notices will be filed in the upcoming weeks. Whensuch notices are filed, MPDreserves the opportunity to supplement the instant motion as to all additional witnesses.
 
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enforcement privilege over subject matter not previously divulged by law enforcement during thecourse of the criminal investigation, the related criminal trial,and the pendency of the instantcivil casebecause there remains an open criminal investigation. Additionally, none of theofficers have been personally served with notice of the depositions. Furthermore, the witness feehas not been paid for any of these officers.In support thereof,this Court isrespectfully referred to the Memorandum of Points andAuthorities annexed hereto and incorporated by reference herein.WHEREFORE, MPDprays that the instant motion be granted.Respectfully submitted,IRVIN B. NATHANActing Attorney General for the District of ColumbiaGEORGE C. VALENTINEDeputy Attorney General, Civil Litigation Division
 /s/ William B. Jaffe
WILLIAM B. JAFFE [DC Bar No. 502399]Chief, General Litigation Section III
 /s/ Patricia B. Donkor 
PATRICIA B. DONKOR*
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[74834, Virginia State Bar]Assistant Attorney General441 Fourth Street, N.W., 6
th
Floor Washington, D.C. 20001
 
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Appearance entered under D.C. App. Rule 49(c)(4).
 
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(202) 727-9624(phone)(202) 741-0569 (fax)Email: patricia.donkor@dc.govAttorneys for the Metropolitan Police Department
Certificate of Service
I HEREBY CERTIFY that on April 14, 2011, a copy of the foregoing Motion to Quashwas mailed to:Craig D. RoswellBrett A. Buckwalter  Niles, Barton & Wilmer, L.L.P.111 S. Calvert StreetSte. 1400Baltimore, MD 21202
Counsel for Joseph R. Price
/s/ Patricia B. Donkor PATRICIA B. DONKOR Assistant Attorney General

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