People v Rivera
2007 NY Slip Op 06583 [9 NY3d 904]
September 11, 2007
Court of Appeals
Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.
As corrected through Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The People of the State of New York, Respondent,
Manuel Rivera, Also Known as Angel Rivera, Appellant.

Decided September 11, 2007

People v Rivera, 33 AD3d 303, affirmed.


Center for Appellate Litigation, New York City (Robert S. Dean of counsel), for appellant.

Robert M. Morgenthau, District Attorney, New York City (Frank Glaser and Sylvia Wertheimer of counsel), for respondent.



The order of the Appellate Division, insofar as appealed from, should be affirmed.

The trial court did not err as a matter of law in denying defendant's for-cause [*2]challenge to prospective juror R.P. (see People v Arnold, 96 NY2d 358, 362-363 [2001]; People v Johnson, 94 NY2d 600, 610-614 [2000]). In addition, because the evidence supporting defendant's guilt is overwhelming, any error in the People's failure to provide him notice under CPL 710.30 (1) (b) of its intent to introduce the police officer's identification testimony is harmless (see generally People v Grant, 7 NY3d 421, 424 [2006]; People v Crimmins, 36 NY2d 230, 241-242 [1975]). Defendant's constitutional challenge to his adjudication as a persistent violent felony offender (see Penal Law § 70.08) is not preserved for this Court's review and his remaining contention lacks merit.

Chief Judge Kaye and Judges Ciparick, Graffeo, Read, Smith, Pigott and Jones concur.

On review of submissions pursuant to section 500.11 of the Rules of the Court of Appeals (22 NYCRR 500.11), order, insofar as appealed from, affirmed, in a memorandum.