SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department
June 5, 2009
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,
WILLIAM T. LOMACK, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.
Appeal from a judgment of the Supreme Court, Monroe County (Joseph D. Valentino, J.), rendered February 24, 2005. The judgment convicted defendant, upon his plea of guilty, of robbery in the first degree.
PRESENT: MARTOCHE, J.P., SMITH, FAHEY, CARNI, AND GREEN, JJ.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
It is hereby ORDERED that the judgment so appealed from is unanimously affirmed.
On appeal from a judgment convicting him upon his plea of guilty of robbery in the first degree (Penal Law § 160.15 ), defendant contends that his right to due process was violated by the failure of the police to record his interrogation. Defendant failed to preserve that contention for our review (see CPL 470.05 ) and, in any event, it lacks merit. "[T]his Court has repeatedly determined that the failure to record a defendant's interrogation electronically does not constitute a denial of due process" (People v Malave, 52 AD3d 1313, 1315, lv denied 11 NY3d 790; see e.g. People v Mendez, 50 AD3d 1526, lv denied 11 NY3d 739; People v Williams, 39 AD3d 1200, lv denied 9 NY3d 853).
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