The Brooklyn DA to investigate whether NYPD officers have planted guns on alleged suspects. Several of the officers in current cases are retired. Approximately a year in, and the Brooklyn DA is getting it right across the board. As of today he has overturned 11 wrongful convictions.
“He told reporters at a recent press conference: “I inherited a legacy of disgrace with respect to wrongful convictions.””
This is a prime example of why the criminal justice system needs an overhaul. Also prosecutorial discretion, misconduct, and abuse needs to be gone over with a fine tooth comb. So long as people focus on win/loss records and making charges a stick, justice will not prevail. Innocent people going to jail and others being overcharged perverts our system of justice and strongly held beliefs pertaining to liberty and democracy. We have to make sure we are doing our best to protect the integrity of process, versus our own egos.