THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT, v. CARL NICHOLS, DEFENDANT–APPELLANT.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
It is hereby ORDERED that the judgment so appealed from is unanimously affirmed.
Memorandum: Defendant appeals from a judgment convicting him upon a jury verdict of, inter alia, grand larceny in the third degree (Penal Law former § 155.35) and criminal possession of stolen property in the third degree (§ 165.50). We reject defendant's contention that County Court erred in refusing to suppress an in-court identification of defendant based on an unduly suggestive photo array identification procedure. The People met their burden of establishing the reasonableness of the police conduct in conducting the identification procedure in question, and defendant failed to meet his burden of proving that the procedure was unduly suggestive (see People v. Chipp, 75 N.Y.2d 327, 335, cert denied 498 U.S. 833).
Defendant failed to renew his motion for a trial order of dismissal after presenting evidence, and thus he failed to preserve for our review his contention that the conviction is not supported by legally sufficient evidence (see People v. Hines, 97 N.Y.2d 56, 61, rearg. denied 97 N.Y.2d 678; People v. Pearson, 26 AD3d 783, lv denied 6 NY3d 851). In any event, that contention is without merit (see generally People v. Bleakley, 69 N.Y.2d 490, 495).
Patricia L. Morgan
Clerk of the Court