IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
April 21, 2008
DANIELLE L. BACHORZ, PLAINTIFF
CHRISTOPHER M. SILVIO, ET AL., DEFENDANTS
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge Conner
AND NOW, this 21st day of April, 2008, upon consideration of defendant's motion in limine (Doc. 55), which seeks to preclude plaintiff from offering evidence of: (1) defendant Officer Rosetti's conduct during police incidents that are unrelated to the instant action, or (2) rumors or gossip about Officer Rosetti, and it appearing that plaintiff does not intend to present any evidence relating to "any other incidents involving" Officer Rosetti or "rumors or gossip regarding Officer Rosetti" (see Doc. 78 at 1-2),*fn1 and that such evidence is irrelevant to the pending excessive force claim against Officer Rosetti, see FED. R. EVID. 401 (defining relevant evidence), 404 (prohibiting use of "[e]vidence of a person's character . . . for the purpose of proving action in conformity therewith on a particular occasion"), it is hereby ORDERED that the motion in limine (Doc. 55) is GRANTED.*fn2 Plaintiff is precluded from offering evidence of unrelated police incidents and/or rumors or gossip involving Officer Rosetti during plaintiff's case-in-chief.
CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER United States District Judge