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The Manhattan DA's sweeping move, once enacted, will represent one of the largest conviction purges in state history.
Prosecutorial conduct and police conduct were the most common factors in securing the bad convictions.
"If that was a civilian, they would be on Rikers Island right now."
'They had sex with her, they took a bribe. They didn't take it in the form of rape.'
Linda Douglas was weeks away from retirement; her grieving husband called her 'the most beautiful, giving, loving person I've ever met in this world. It's very devastating.'
Richard Hall and Edward Martins won't face rape charges for throwing a teen in the back of an unmarked van and sexually assaulting her. Allegedly, of course.
The DA's office hasn't done anything wrong, Brooklyn’s Chief Assistant District Attorney Nancy Hoppock wrote, but 'we are gravely concerned that there is now a substantial risk of the appearance of impropriety.'
'They're hesitating in arresting these guys, and that's the bottom line,' the woman's attorney told Gothamist.
The detective, his associate and his client—the alleged sexual abuse perpetrator—were all indicted.
The last poll taken in the Brooklyn DA's race showed that 42 percent of those surveyed were undecided, leaving the race wide open.
Those who work in the Brooklyn court system said they were not the least bit surprised by the findings.
"We simply will not allow the lucrative real estate market in Brooklyn to feed criminal activity and potentially endanger lives."
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