Friday, October 19, 2012

Cops vs. Prosecutors

Have you heard about the war?  It's been brewing for years.  The one between the NYPD and my former employer the Bronx DA's office.  Here's some history to explain all the links I'll be posting this morning - Bronx DA's indict 20 NYPD officers for fixing tickets and dropping cases, NYPD arrests a Bronx ADA for DWI, Bronx DA stops prosecuting cases where police stop random people in public housing units to determine if they are trespassing.

It's just a glimpse of the tension that exists in the county right now.

I'm off for the weekend to do a crazy adventure race.  So, enjoy the articles to see what is happening in the Boogie Down Bronx.  Next week, I'll address the difficult issue of prosecuting cops and the joys and perils of prosecutors in the spotlight.

Stop and Frisk and here and here
Editorial on Decline to Prosecute
The Mayor's Position
Conviction Rate
Ticket Fixing

More like this:

Decline to Prosecute
Statistics and Animosity


  1. Aren't cops the reason those DA's have jobs?

    1. No, prosecutors have their own detective investigators (DIs) who are sworn LEOs and work for the DA and his ADAs, not the NYPD. If the NYPD stops investigating cases, the DA will just have NYC up their budget to hire more DIs.