A five-year delay in prosecution that resulted in the loss of dashcam footage does not violate the defendant’s due process rights or give cause to dismiss the charges, the Court of Appeal ruled Oct. 17.
Danny Manzo was charged in Riverside Superior Court with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possessing prohibited ammunition, and being under the influence with a loaded firearm.
Manzo admitted to having a gun in his car when pulled over by a police officer Jan. 1, 2017. He was stopped for using his cell phone while driving, and was searched when the officer found Manzo’s license was suspended. The officer also found a methamphetamine pipe