Byrd's surprise decision the day before to rally support for the motion to dismiss
A debate on whether to dismiss
the charges will be held at the same time a proposal to call a set number of witnesses is discussed.
Morales' lawyer said prosecutors' argument would allow arbitrary use of state procedural rules to dismiss
appeals filed in federal court.
A juvenile court judge denied a defense request in June to dismiss
the case against the boy.
Tuffree's public defenders, however, did win a motion to dismiss
one charge against Tuffree, a motion that wasn't opposed by prosecutors.
On September 3, 1998, a motion to dismiss
was filed on behalf of all federal defendants.
Lewis granted a defense motion to dismiss
the lawsuit after attorneys for the former officer, Debbra Accardi, completed their case Thursday.
On March 23, 1999, the Board filed a motion to dismiss
or for summary judgment.