Surveillance footage shows Officer Adam Stoddard removing handwritten notes from a defense attorney's papers during court. A Maricopa County detention officer was found in contempt of court for taking documents out of defense attorney Joanne Cuccia's files as she was addressing the court at a sentencing hearing for her client, Antonio Lozano.(no audio)
PHOENIX -- A Maricopa County Sheriff's detention officer has been found in contempt of court for walking up to an attorney's desk in a Phoenix courtoom and removing a document from files sitting on the desk.
Courtroom video recorded the October 19 incident during the sentencing of an inmate.
In the video, you can see Detention Officer Adam Stoddard walk up behind the public defender and touch her paperwork.
About 30 seconds later, Stoddard calls another officer over and takes a piece of paper.
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