CresCom Bank murder suspect's lawyers ask for law enforcement notes

Brandon Council (Source: Florence County Detention Center)
Brandon Council (Source: Florence County Detention Center)
Updated: Aug. 21, 2018 at 4:03 PM EDT
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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – New documents have been filed in the case of a man charged with killing two employees at a CresCom Bank in Conway on August 21, 2017. Brandon Council's attorneys have asked the judge in the federal case to order state and federal law enforcement officers to preserve their rough notes from their investigation of the case.

Court documents filed Monday claim it is apparent from the defense's perspective that several witness interviews were conducted in this case. Summaries of those interviews were provided to the defense, but notes made by law enforcement officers from these interviews were not given to Council's attorneys. They believe these notes could offer some information to help in their defense.

"Experience teaches that when investigators write their officials reports, details which are often important and significant to the defense are sometimes omitted from the report. The actual notes may and often do contain exculpatory material or information which may be used by counsel for the defendant," court documents said.

The defense says they want these notes preserved to ensure the rights of due process and a fair trial are not violated.

The government has until September 4 to respond to Council's request.

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