The People, etc., respondent, v. Aloysius Staton, Jr., appellant.
Submitted-April 23, 2010
DECISION & ORDER
Appeal by the defendant from a judgment of the County Court, Nassau County (Kase, J.), rendered June 5, 2008, convicting him of disorderly conduct, upon a jury verdict, and imposing sentence.
ORDERED that the judgment is affirmed.
In fulfilling our responsibility to conduct an independent review of the weight of the evidence (see CPL 470.15; People v. Danielson, 9 NY3d 342), we nevertheless accord great deference to the jury's opportunity to view the witnesses, hear the testimony, and observe demeanor (see People v. Mateo, 2 NY3d 383, 410, cert denied 542 U.S. 946; People v. Bleakley, 69 N.Y.2d 490, 495). Upon reviewing the record here, we are satisfied that the verdict of guilt was not against the weight of the evidence (see People v. Romero, 7 NY3d 633).
FISHER, J.P., BALKIN, ROMAN and SGROI, JJ., concur.
James Edward Pelzer
Clerk of the Court