Deborah Madden attorney tests his luck 

The saga of ex-drug lab worker Deborah Madden continued Thursday as lawyers for police, the District Attorney’s Office, defense attorneys and a KTVU attorney continued to fight over documents.

But maybe the most interesting request came from Madden’s attorney, Paul DeMeester. When San Francisco police raided her San Mateo home in March, they found a small amount of cocaine and she faces those charges in San Mateo County.

DeMeester tried to obtain information on the SFPD’s investigation into Madden through the discovery process.

But Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo, who slammed the District Attorney’s Office earlier this month, denied the request immediately.

Despite Madden having admitted in February to taking trace amounts of cocaine from evidence samples, police have not sent the investigation to prosecutors, so Madden isn’t in the jurisdiction of San Francisco Superior Court.

“Well, I thought I’d ask,” DeMeester replied.

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