I got a speeding ticket on 08/09/07 for supposedly going 80 in a 65 by radar gun Kustom PRO1000. I request trial by jury. I send municipal court and municipal police a request for discovery...requesting ticketing officer's notes, any video or audio, and training, and calibration logs, etc. The city attorney replies with a few items but no calibration log, or manual for radar or training certifications for the officer showing he is trained by to operate the radar gun. I called the city court to request a subpena to get the manual for the radar gun...she tells me to call the city attorney. I call him and he said said that in the State of Texas the fact that a cop can drive is sufficent enough saying he knows how to use a radar gun. He said I can not request a subpena for information...only a person. I then again asked the city attorney for the training the officer had to operate the radar gun. He again said it will not be admitted into evidence at trial. Even if I pay the $50 the manufacturer is wanting for the manual...can I admitt it into trial? Is the attorney correct in saying that I can not request the manual for the radar gun?
I did get the last time the radar was serviced and the two tuning forks...all have the service date of 07/24/06...Certificate of Accuracy for Doppler Radar Unit. I've called the company that issued the certificate for the radar to the police dept and the manufacturer and neither will give me an answer on how long the service date is good for. The police car (unit #508) is who pulled me over per the officer's notes...the three certificates I got the the attorney have 506 hand written on them. I am guessing this is for unit #506 which I was not pulled over by...but I'm not for sure that is what the hand written 506 means. Any way I can find out what the 506 means? Both the court clerk and the attorney and being a PITA and rude because I'm asking so many questions. I do realize that the Radar may have been originally in unit 506 then switched to 508 for some reason.
Can I subpena the employee of the company who issued the certificate?
Any help is appreciated.