1 THE COURT: Any redirect?
2 MR. STYLER: No, your Honor.
3 THE COURT: Thank you. You're excused
4 (witness excused.)
5 THE COURT: Please call your next witness.
6 MR. STYLER: Your Honor, the government
7 would move to offer in evidence Government Exhibit
9 THE COURT: Any objection?
10 MR. THEIS: No, your Honor.
11 THE COURT: Government Exhibit 900 is
12 received in evidence.
13 (Government Exhibit No. 900 was received in
15 MR. SAFER: The government calls
16 Cas . . . . . . . .
17 (Witness duly sworn.)
18 THE COURT: Please be seated.
19 Would you state your full name and spell your
20 last name.
21 THE WITNESS: Cas . . . . . . C-a-s . . . . . .
22 CAS . . . . . . GOVERNMENT'S WITNESS, SWORN
23 DIRECT EXAMINATION
24 BY MR. SAFER:
25 Q Mr. Cas . . . . . how are you employed?
l A I'm employed by the City of Chicago as a police
3 Q What is your rank?
4 A Gang specialist
5 Q How long have you been a police officer?
6 A 26 years.
7 Q How long have you been a gang specialist?
8 A 12 years.
9 Q On April 29th, 1993, were you working?
10 A Yes, sir, I was.
11 Q What was your assignment on that day?
12 A I was assigned to the gang unit on that day.
13 And I was sent to Area 2 Violent Crimes to interview
14 an individual that was arrested for selling
16 Q And who did you interview on that day?
17 A I interviewed Sun.
18 Q Do you see him in the courtroom today?
19 A Yes, sir, I do.
20 Q Would you point him out please and mention an
21 article of his clothing?
22 A He is the gentleman sitting at the table to my
23 left with the white shirt and the black sleeveless
25 MR. SAFER: Your Honor, may the record
1 reflect an identification of the defendant.
2 THE COURT: Yes.
3 MR. SAFER: Thank you.
4 BY MR. SAFER:
5 Q Who else was present during this interview?
6 A My supervisor, Sergeant Darl
7 Q What was the first thing that you did?
8 A The first thing I did was I introduced myself to
9 Mr. Sun. I explained to him that I wasn't here to
10 talk to him about what he was arrested for, I advised
11 him of his constitutional rights and ~ asked him some
12 questions concerning the gang activity in that area.
13 Q Did he make any response regarding his
14 constitutional rights?
15 A He said he understood his rights and he answered
16 the questions that I asked him.
17 Q And what did you ask of Mr. Sun?
18 A I asked Mr. Sun if he was affiliated with a
19 gang. He told me that he was an active member of the
20 . . . . . Disciples street gang. I asked him if he
21 knew an individual whose street name was Trouble. He
22 responded that he knew who Trouble was. And he
23 explained that Trouble was a major narcotics supplier
24 in the south side in the hundreds.
25 Q Now, you said that you did not ask -- you said
1 that you did not ask the defendant about the charges
2 that he was facing at that time. And did you do that,
3 you did not ask he him about it at all?
4 A No, sir, I did not.
5 Q Then did he tell you anything else regarding
7 A He just went on to say that Trouble -- that to
8 the best of his knowledge, that Trouble had two
9 businesses. That he felt he was involved in a towing
10 business and a pager business.
11 Q Did you have any other discussion with the
12 defendant at that time?
13 A No, sir, I didn't.
14 Q Approximately how long did this conversation
16 A Five to ten minutes, sir.
17 Q Now, on June -- by the way, on that day, that
18 was before your team had joined any federal
19 investigation of the . . . . . Disciples, is that
21 A Yes, sir, that's correct.
22 Q Now, when, in-fact, did your team join the
23 federal investigation of the . . . . . . Disciples?
24 A I believe we joined when we went up on a wire on
25 a Cedri. . . . . . .
1 Q Now, on June 4th, 1955, were you working?
2 A Yes, sir, I was.
3 Q And was that during the time when there was a
4 wiretap on telephones belonging to Darryl
6 A Yes, sir, that's correct.
7 Q What was your assignment on June 4, 1995?
8 A On that particular evening, I was assigned to a
9 surveillance and enforcement vehicle.
10 Q And what did you do -- what is a surveillance
11 and enforcement car?
12 A To be the enforcement vehicle, we were in an
13 unmarked Chicago police squad car and we were to take
14 any necessary enforcement action that would
15 be necessarily deemed from something that may have
16 been overheard on the wire.
17 Q When you say "the wire,- you mean from the phone
19 A Yes, sir, that's correct.
20 Q So were you in contact with anybody in that
22 A Yes, sir.
23 Q Who were you in contact with when you were doing
24 surveillance during a wiretap?
25 A We are in contact with the wire room and with
l our supervisor.
2 Q Now, on the evening of June 4, 1995, did you
3 receive any contact from the wire room?
4 A Yes, sir, we did.
5 Q And what contact was that?
6 A We received information that Clarence
7 . . . . . . .may be moving some narcotics in the area of
8 108th and Michigan and the type of vehicle he would be
10 Q And what did you do at that time?
11 A Shortly after we were given that information,
12 team members had stopped that vehicle at 1O9th
13 and Michigan and I went to that area and assisted them
14 with their street stop.
15 Q What happened after you got to that intersection
16 of l09th and Michigan?
17 A When I arrived there on the scene, I observed
19 that Mr. Fee. . . . had Mr. Ha. . . stopped in a parking
19 lot at 10904 South Michigan, and he had Mr. Ha. . . .
20 out of his vehicle and they were having a discussion
21 when I got there.
22 Q And what happened after you got there?
23 A After I got there, I overheard Mr. Fee. . . ask
24 permission to check the vehicle, at which time he was
25 given permission. And he went into the vehicle and
1 recovered a loaded .38 caliber weapon,
2 Q Showing you what is marked Government Exhibits
3 156 and 157. Can you identify those exhibits?
4 A Yes, this is the Colt revolver that was taken
5 out of Mr. Ha. . . .'s car.
6 Q And is the revolver 156, and the six bullets
8 A Yes, sir, they are.
9 Q And is that in the same condition as you saw it
10 in Mr. Ha. . . ‘s car on June 4, 1995?
11 A With the exception that the bullets were in the
12 gun at that time.
13 MR. SAFER: Your Honor, I move Government
14 Exhibits 156 and 157 into evidence.
15 MR. GEVIRTZ: No objection.
16 THE COURT: Government Exhibits 157 and 156
17 are admitted.
l8 (Government Exhibits nos. 156 and 157 were
19 received in evidence.)
20 MR. SAFER: Thank you.
21 BY MR. SAFER:
22 Q What happened to Mr. Ha. . . . that evening?
23 A Mr. Ha . . . was taken into custody, taken to the
24 5th Police District and arrested.