Search Results

Case Overviews
Content Type: Outline

People v. Acosta (1991) Facts: Acosta, driving a stolen car, led police on a forty-eight mile chase. Two police helicopters, assisting in the chase, collided, killing three people. An expert testified that he had never heard of a midair collision between two police helicopters tracking a ground pursuit, and that the pilot of one of the helicopters broke FAA regulations. Acosta was convicted of murder, but claimed that a collision between helicopters was not a foreseeable result of his conduct, and that the pilot's violation of FAA guidelines was a superseding cause of the deaths. ...

People v. Rizzo
Content Type: Brief

View this case and other resources at: Citation. 246 N.Y. 334, 158 N.E. 888 (1927) Brief Fact Summary. Defendant was convicted of attempted robbery. However, at the time he was arrested, he never found the targeted individual he wanted to rob. Synopsis of Rule of Law. Only the acts so near the accomplishment of a crime that in all reasonable probability the crime itself would have been committed but for timely interference. ...

People v. Rizzo
Content Type: Brief

View this case and other resources at: Citation. ...

People v. Rizzo
Content Type: Brief

View this case and other resources at: Citation. 246 N.Y. 334, 158 N.E. 888 (1927) Brief Fact Summary. The Defendant, Charles Rizzo (Defendant) and three others planned to commit a robbery. They looked for the man they were supposed to rob, but had not found him when two police officers who were following them arrested them. Synopsis of Rule of Law. An attempt requires a dangerous proximity to the accomplishment of the crime. ...